Table 3

 Results of psychological tests at the age of 4 years in 75 healthy term LGA newborns with or without hypoglycaemia

Test or subscaleNormoglycaemic childrenHypoglycaemic children95% CI for difference
Hypoglycaemia defined as a blood glucose level <2.2 mmol/l during the first hour after birth, and <2.5 mmol/l afterwards (Zwolle criterion, see table 2).
Results are presented as percentages for proportions, and as mean (SD) for continuous variables.
DDS total score (% definitively normal)100%93%−14 to 16%
DDS social behaviour (% definitively normal)100%93%−14 to 16%
DDS adaptive behaviour (% definitively normal)100%93%−14 to 16%
DDS language behaviour (% definitively normal)100%97%−17 to 11%
DDS motor behaviour (% definitively normal)67%68%−28 to 20%
CBCL withdrawal (% normal)100%95%−16 to 14%
CBCL physical complaints (% normal)100%95%−16 to 14%
CBCL anxiety/depression (% normal)100%97%−17 to 11%
CBCL social problems (% normal)100%98%−19 to 9%
CBCL thinking problems (% normal)93%93%−24 to 11%
CBCL attention problems (% normal)93%97%−27 to 7%
CBCL delinquent behaviour (% normal)87%98%−36 to 1%
CBCL aggressive behaviour (% normal)87%90%−29 to 11%
CBCL internalising T score, mean (SD)48.4 (10.6)50.4 (10.7)−8.1 to 4.2
CBCL externalising T score, mean (SD)54.7 (12.4)51.4 (10.7)−3.1 to 9.6
CBCL total T score, mean (SD)52.9 (10.8)51.3 (11.7)−5.0 to 8.2
SON spatial orientation IQ, mean (SD)108.9 (12.8)108.2 (16.3)−8.3 to 9.7
SON reasoning IQ, mean (SD)116.8 (16.1)107.6 (13.2)1.3 to 17.2
SON total IQ, mean (SD)114.3 (14.5)108.9 (14.1)−2.8 to 13.5