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Evid Based Nurs 1:75 doi:10.1136/ebn.1.3.75
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Review: non-parental daycare has short term and long term benefits for preschool children

Daycare v no daycare for children <5 years of age*

Weighted event rates
Outcomes No of studies Daycare Control RRR (95% CI) NNT (CI)
*Abbreviations defined in glossary; RRR, NNT, and CI calculated from data in article
Grade retention 5 27% 37% 36% (18 to 51) 10 (6 to 37)
Special education 4 18% 40% 59% (39 to 73) 5 (4 to 8)

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