Early life predictors of childhood intelligence: evidence from the Aberdeen Children of the 1950s study

DA Lawlor, GD Batty, SMB Morton, IJ Deary, S Macintyre, G Ronalds, DA Leon

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Abstract

Objective: To identify the early life predictors of childhood intelligence. Design: Cohort study of 10 424 children who were born in Aberdeen (Scotland) between 1950 and 1956. Results: Social class of father around the time of birth, gravidity, maternal age, maternal physical condition, whether the child was born outside of marriage, prematurity, intrauterine growth, and childhood height were all independently associated with childhood intelligence at ages 7, 9, and 11. The effect of social class at birth was particularly pronounced, with a graded linear association across the distribution even with adjustment for all other covariates (p
Translated title of the contributionEarly life predictors of childhood intelligence: evidence from the Aberdeen Children of the 1950s study
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)656 - 663
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Epidemiology and Community Health
Volume59(8)
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2005

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