Effects of gestational age at birth on health outcomes at 3 and 5 years of age: population based cohort study.
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the burden of later disease associated with moderate/late preterm (32-36 weeks) and early term (37-38 weeks) birth. DESIGN: Secondary analysis of data from the Millennium Cohort Study (MCS). SETTING: Longitudinal study of infants born in the United Kingdom between 2000 and 2002. PARTICIPANTS: 18,818 infants participated in the MCS. Effects of gestational age at birth on health outcomes at 3 (n = 14,273) and 5 years (n = 14,056) of age were analysed. MAIN OUTCOME MEAS...Expand abstract
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