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Disability rates of singleton vs multiple births in preterm infants.

Disability rates of singleton vs multiple births in preterm infants.
Disability rates of singleton vs multiple births in preterm infants.

The rate of disability increases with increasing prematurity. For infants born before 25 wk gestational age, the rate of disability for multiple births is higher than that for singletons (A) and, among multiple births, the rate of disability is higher for 2nd and higher births than for the first infant delivered (B). (Adapted from Gnanendran L, Bajuk B, Oei J, et al: Neurodevelopmental outcomes of preterm singletons, twins and higher-order gestations: a population-based cohort study. Archives of Disease in Childhood–Fetal and Neonatal Edition 0:F1–F9, 2014.)

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