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Trends in birth prevalence of cerebral palsy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3592729     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A register of children with cerebral palsy born in the period 1966-77 to mothers resident in the Mersey region was compiled from several different data sources. There were 685 cases, with a male:female ratio of 1.4:1. The birth prevalence of cerebral palsy ranged from 1.18 to 1.97 per 1000 live births each year, with a mean of 1.51 per 1000 live births. There was no discernible trend in overall prevalence, but there was a highly significant upward trend in the prevalence of cerebral palsy among low birthweight infants, which was evident for all the major types of cerebral palsy. It is postulated that this is due to improved survival rather than a real change in incidence. Alternatively, because the register was compiled from health service records, a diagnostic access bias from improved follow up of low birthweight infants may have led to an apparent increase in prevalence.
P O Pharoah; T Cooke; I Rosenbloom; R W Cooke
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of disease in childhood     Volume:  62     ISSN:  1468-2044     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch. Dis. Child.     Publication Date:  1987 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1987-07-09     Completed Date:  1987-07-09     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372434     Medline TA:  Arch Dis Child     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  379-84     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Birth Weight
Cerebral Palsy / epidemiology*
Infant, Newborn

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