such as "Introduction", "Conclusion"..etc
VLBW, very low birth weight; ELBW, extremely low birth weight; WISC-R, Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children-Revised; DQ, deviation quotient; WRAT-R, Wide Range Achievement Test-Revised; NSI, neurosensory impairment; CI, confidence interval; OR, odds ratio; SD, standard deviation.
This study was supported by Grant 04447 from the Ontario Ministry of Health, Toronto, Ontario, and Grant HS-08385 from the Agency for Health Care Policy Research, Rockville, Maryland.
We are most grateful to the teenagers who were born prematurely and those who were born at term and their parents for taking the time and effort to participate in our ongoing studies for several years. We appreciate the advice of the superintendent with the Hamilton Board of Education. We acknowledge the support of the Departments of Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, and the Children's Hospital at the Hamilton Health Sciences Corporation. We thank Drs Nigel Paneth (Michigan State University), Lya den Ouden (Netherlands), and Dieter Wolke (UK), for their interest and advice, and Elizabeth Merz for assistance in tracing the subjects and typing the manuscript.
Received for publication Mar 24, 1999; accepted Jul 15, 1999.
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