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Changing panorama of cerebral palsy in Sweden. VIII. Prevalence and origin in the birth year period 1991–94

B. Hagberg, G. Hagberg, E. Beckung, P. Uvebrant
2001 Acta Paediatrica  
Hagberg B, Hagberg G, Beckung E, Uvebrant P. Changing panorama of cerebral palsy in Sweden. vrn. Prevalence and origin in the birth year period 1991-94. Acta Prediatr 2001; 90: 271-277. Stockholm. ISSN 0803-5253 This 8th Swedish population-based cerebral palsy (CP) report comprises 241 children born 1991-94. The live birth prevalence was 2.12 per 1000. Excluding 7 postnatally-derived cases, the gestational age-specific prevalences were 86 for extremely preterm children, 60 for very preterm and
more » ... r very preterm and 6 for moderately pre term, and 1.3 for term children per 1000. Spastic hemiplegic, diplegic and tetraplegic subtypes accounted for 33%, 44% and 6%, dyskinetic CP for 12% and simple ataxia for 4%. Neuroimaging had been performed in 90%. Probable aetiology was identified in 73% of pre term and 86% of term children. Among preterm children it was considered prenatal in 12%, peri/neonatal in 61 % and unclassifiable in 27%, while it was 51%, 36% and 14% among term children.
doi:10.1080/080352501300067532 pmid:11332166 fatcat:zdgfjeopuzdlhcnwj4ycaizyne