Early life antecedents of positive child health among 10- year-old children born extremely preterm

Jacqueline T Bangma, Evan Kwiatkowski, Matt Psioda, Hudson P Santos Jr, Stephen R Hooper, Laurie Douglass, Robert M Joseph, Jean A Frazier, Karl C K Kuban, Thomas M O’Shea, Rebecca C Fry, ELGAN Investigators

Peds Research, 2019;86(6):758-765

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Among children born EP, medical interventions (assisted reproduction, cervical cerclage, and antenatal glucorticoids) and higher SES were associated with improved positive child health index (PCHI) while maternal chronic illness and high BMI is associated with diminished PCHI at 10 years of age.