Print Email Facebook Twitter Social Lifestyle, Risk-taking Behavior, and Psychopathology in Young Adults Born Very Preterm or with a Very Low Birthweight Title Social Lifestyle, Risk-taking Behavior, and Psychopathology in Young Adults Born Very Preterm or with a Very Low Birthweight Author Hille, E.T.M. Dorrepaal, C. Perenboom, R. Gravenhorst, J.B. Brand, R. Verloove-Vanhorick, S.P. TNO Kwaliteit van Leven Publication year 2008 Abstract Objective: To assess social lifestyle, risk-taking behavior, and psychopathology in young adults born very preterm or with a very low birthweight. Study design: This study was part of the 19-year follow-up in a large ongoing collaborative study in the Netherlands (the POPS study) on the long-term outcome of prematurity and dysmaturity. 656 adolescents from the POPS study without serious handicap were compared with peers in the general population in lifestyle, risk-taking behavior, psychopathology, and social participation. Results: Adolescents from the POPS study smoked significantly less than their peers. Compared with their peers, boys from the POPS study consumed alcohol less often, and girls from the POPS study consumed alcohol approximately as often. Lifetime drug-use was significantly lower than in the reference group. With the exception of fare-dodging, criminal behavior in POPS adolescents was significantly lower than in control subjects. Boys had more trouble in establishing a relationship. The clinical psychopathology reported by POPS subjects was not significantly higher than in control subjects. Conclusion: Adolescents born very preterm or with a very low birthweight without serious disabilities engaged less in risk-taking behavior, did not show more psychopathology, but had more difficulties in establishing social contacts. The latter might be attributable to a more prominent internalizing behavior. © 2008 Mosby, Inc. All rights reserved. Subject Healthy for LifeHealthHealthy LivingZorginnovatieadolescentadultalcohol consumptionarticlecigarette smokingcontrolled studycriminal behaviordrug usedysmaturityfemalehigh risk behaviorhumanlifestylelongitudinal studymajor clinical studymalemental diseaseNetherlandsoutcome assessmentpeer groupprematuritypriority journalself reportsex differencesexual behaviorsocial interactionsocial lifevery low birth weightAdultFemaleFollow-Up StudiesHumansInfant, NewbornInfant, PrematureInfant, Very Low Birth WeightLife StyleMaleMental DisordersRisk-Taking To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:ab9e403a-3a90-4fb3-b884-b0c5699675c2 DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpeds.2007.11.041 TNO identifier 240818 ISSN 0022-3476 Source Journal of Pediatrics, 152 (6) Document type article Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.