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Table 5 Characteristics of children with cerebral palsy according to the time interval between PROM and delivery

From: Prelabor rupture of membranes and the association with cerebral palsy in term born children: a national registry-based cohort study

 Reference groupIntermediate IntervalaProlonged Intervalb 
N(%)N(%)N(%)P-value
Total number of children467(100)38(100)46(100) 
CP-subtype
 Spastic unilateral246(53)18(47)22(48) 
 Spastic bilateral147(32)13(34)20(44) 
 Dyskinetic48(10)2(5)2(4) 
 Ataxic24(5)3(8)2(4) 
 Non-classified CP2(0.4)2(5)0(0)0.132c
GMFCSf
 I267(61)19(53)23(54) 
 II54(12)5(14)5(12) 
 III20(5)0(0)2(5) 
 IV26(6)4(11)7(16) 
 V73(17)8(22)6(14)0.256d
MACSg
 I157(39)14(40)15(35) 
 II127(32)9(26)14(33) 
 III32(8)3(9)3(7) 
 IV19(5)3(9)4(9) 
 V64(16)6(17)7(16)0.504d
Speechh
 I - Normal226(55)16(50)18(43) 
 II - Imprecise52(13)6(19)]7(17) 
 III – Unclear56(14)4(13)7(16) 
 IV – Not understandable76(19)6(19)10(24)0.200d
Epilepsyi103(25)6(19)13(33)0.434e
Gastrostomyj56(13)5(15)4(9)0.576e
  1. a12–24 h between prelabor rupture of membranes (PROM) and delivery; b > 24 h between PROM and delivery. GMFC; Gross motor function classification system, MACS; Manual ability classification system
  2. c Kruskal-Wallis, exact Monte Carlo
  3. d Linear-by-linear test for association
  4. e Cochran-Armitage test for trend
  5. f Information missing on 27 children in the reference group, 2 children in the intermediate and 3 children in the prolonged interval group
  6. g Information missing on and 68 children in the reference group, 3 children in the intermediate and 3 children in the prolonged interval group
  7. h Information missing on 57 children in the reference group, 6 children in the intermediate and 4 children in the prolonged interval group
  8. i Information missing on 48 children in the reference group, 7 children in the intermediate and 6 children in the prolonged interval group
  9. j Information missing on 44 children in the reference group, 5 children in the intermediate and 3 children in the prolonged interval group