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Table 1 Characteristics of participants at ages 14 and 19 (n = 630); and non-participants at ages 14 and/or 19

From: Long term follow-up of health-related quality of life in young adults born very preterm or with a very low birth weight

   Participants n (%) Non-participants n (%)
Gender * Male 291 (46) 180 (63)
  female 339 (54) 107 (37)
Gestational age (weeks) <28 70 (11) 41 (14)
  28–29 64 (10) 33 (12)
  29–30 99 (16) 36 (13)
  30–31 113 (18) 60 (21)
  31–32 113 (18) 42 (15)
  >32 171 (27) 75 (26)
Birth weight (grams) <=1000 96 (15) 34 (12)
  1001–1250 166 (26) 81 (28)
  1251–1500 237 (38) 118 (41)
  >1500 131 (21) 54 (19)
Appropriate for gestational age yes 391 (62) 182 (64)
  no 238 (38) 104 (36)
Handicap at age 5 * None 489 (78) 166 (51)
  Mild 109 (17) 94 (29)
  severe 28 (4) 34 (10)
SES * Low 216 (34) 152 (57)
  Middle 207 (33) 72 (27)
  high 204 (32) 45 (17)
  1. * p < 0.05, chi-square test.