Table 2

Neurosensory disabilities at age 8 years

VPT/ELBW groupControlp Value
Blind, % (n)1.6 (3/189)0 (0/173)0.25
Deaf, % (n)2.1 (4/189)0 (0/173)0.12
CP, % (n)11.9 (22/185)0 (0/170)<0.001
IQ, mean (SD)§93.1 (16.1)105.6 (12.4)<0.001
Disability, % (n)
 Nil43.9 (82)87.1 (148)<0.001
 Mild36.9 (69)10.0 (17)
 Moderate10.7 (20)2.4 (4)
 Severe8.6 (16) (n=187)0.6 (1) (n=170)
  • Fisher exact test.

  • CP data not available for four VPT/ELBW children and three control children.

  • § Unequal variances assumed.

  • Two VPT/ELBW children and three control children did not have IQ data available at age 8 years.