Trends in the prevalence of cerebral palsy in Northern Ireland, 1981-1997

Helen Dolk, J Parkes, N Hill

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Abstract

We describe trends in the prevalence of cerebral palsy (CP) by birth weight group, and in the severity of motor impairments and presence of associated intellectual impairment, in Northern Ireland from 1981 to 1997 (n=909; 510 males, 399 females; total population 415 936 live births) using data from a population-based register of CP. Children with suspected CP or who died before 1 year of age and those with CP of postneonatal origin were excluded. Prevalence of CP was 2.2 per 1000 live births without significant change over time. Among very-low-birthweight (
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)406-412
JournalDevelopmental Medicine and Child Neurology
Volume48
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006

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