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Role of maternal age at birth in child development among Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australian children in their first school year: a population-based cohort study

ShanLyn, Ma; Falster, Kathleen; Banks, Emily; Lynch, John; Chambers, Georgina; Brownell, Marni; Dillon, Anthony; Eades, Sandra; Jorm, Louisa


Background Indigenous Australian children are twice as likely to score poorly on developmental outcomes at age 5 years than their non-Indigenous peers. Indigenous children are also more likely to be born to younger mothers. We aimed to quantify the relationship between maternal age at childbirth and early childhood development outcomes in Indigenous and non-Indigenous children. Methods In this population-based, retrospective cohort study, we used data from the Australian Early...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2020
Type: Journal article
Source: The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health
DOI: 10.1016/S2352-4642(19)30334-7
Access Rights: Open Access


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