Print Email Facebook Twitter Prediction of height achievement at five years of age in children born very preterm or with very low birth weight: Continuation of catch-up growth after two years of age Title Prediction of height achievement at five years of age in children born very preterm or with very low birth weight: Continuation of catch-up growth after two years of age Author Qvigstad, E. Verloove-Vanhorick, S.P. Ens-Dokkum, M.H. Schreuder, A.M. Veen, S. Brand, R. Oostdijk, W. Ruys, J.H. Nederlands Instituut voor Praeventieve Gezondheidszorg TNO Publication year 1993 Abstract To predict height at five years in a cohort of 565 very preterm and/or very low-birth-weight children, hypothesized growth determinants were subjected to discriminant analysis. Many neonatal parameters were not significantly associated with short stature at five years of age. A correct classification of stature (smaller/larger than the 10th percentile at five years of age) could be obtained in 85% of children, using the following variables: height at two years of age; total (or mid) parental height; parental level of education; length at one year of age; hypertension during pregnancy; sex; weight at two years of age; length percentile at one year of age. However, when compared to actual longitudinal data, the false-positive rate was 37%. The survey also demonstrated the continuing catch-up growth in very preterm and very low-birth-weight infants after two years of age. Chemicals/CAS: Thyrotropin, 9002-71-5; Thyroxine, 7488-70-2 Subject Healthcatch-up growthgrowthheight achievementheight predictionvery low birth weightvery pretermarticlebody heightcatch up growthclassificationfemalehumaninfantmalenormal humanpredictionprematuritypreschool childpriority journalvery low birth weightBiometryBody HeightChild, PreschoolDiscriminant AnalysisEducational StatusFemaleHumanInfant, Low Birth WeightInfant, NewbornInfant, PrematureMaleParentsPrognosisProspective StudiesSensitivity and SpecificitySupport, Non-U.S. Gov'tThyrotropinThyroxine To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:daacfe9a-6360-4097-a64d-f1f81f2551a0 TNO identifier 232206 ISSN 0803-5253 Source Acta Paediatrica, International Journal of Paediatrics, 82 (5), 444-448 Document type article Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.