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Table 6 Cerebral MRI-findings in children with CP 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(%) 
Children examined with MRIc366(100)28(100)40(100)P-valued
Normal66(18)5(18)3(8)0.120
Basal ganglia pathology65(18)8(29)13(33)0.013
White matter injury158(43)11(39)10(25)0.030
Focal cortical injury67(18)4(14)10(25)0.437
Diffuse cortical injury58(16)7(25)11(28)0.037
Corpus callosum pathology48(13)3(11)10(25)0.076
Cerebellum pathology19(5)0(0)1(3)0.263
  1. a 12–24 h between prelabor rupture of membranes (PROM) and delivery; b > 24 h between PROM and delivery
  2. c 434 of 551 children with CP (79%) had done a Cerebral MRI
  3. d Cochran-Armitage test for trend