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Birth weight and cognitive development during childhood

Tong, S; Baghurst, Peter; McMichael, Anthony

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Objectives: Low birthweight has been reported to be associated with lower IQ at school age. Further, some evidence suggests that the association extends across the range of normal birthweights. This study assessed the relationship of birthweight to cognitive development in the Port Pirie birth cohort. Methods: Of 723 singleton live births recruited into a prospective birth cohort study, 601, 548, 494 and 375 children were followed at ages 2, 4, 7 and 11-13 years, respectively. The children's...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2006
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/31795
Source: Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
DOI: 10.1111/j.1440-1754.2006.00805.x

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