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Maternal age and offspring developmental vulnerability at age five: A population-based cohort study of Australian children

Falster, Kathleen; Hanly, Mark; Banks, Emily; Lynch, John; Chambers, Georgina; Brownell, Marni; Eades, Sandra; Jorm, Louisa


Background In recent decades, there has been a shift to later childbearing in high-income countries. There is limited large-scale evidence of the relationship between maternal age and child outcomes beyond the perinatal period. The objective of this study is to quantify a child’s risk of developmental vulnerability at age five, according to their mother’s age at childbirth. Methods and findings Linkage of population-level perinatal, hospital, and birth registration datasets to data from...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2018
Type: Journal article
Source: PLoS Medicine
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1002558


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