Associations of Birth Defects with Adult Intellectual Performance, Disability and Mortality: Population-based Cohort Study

@article{Eide2006AssociationsOB,
  title={Associations of Birth Defects with Adult Intellectual Performance, Disability and Mortality: Population-based Cohort Study},
  author={Martha G Eide and Rolv Skj{\ae}rven and Lorentz M. Irgens and Tor Bjerkedal and Nina \Oyen},
  journal={Pediatric Research},
  year={2006},
  volume={59},
  pages={848-853}
}
Infants born with birth defects have poorer outcomes in terms of mortality and disability, but the long-term intellectual outcome in children with birth defects is generally unknown. We assessed the long-term associations of various birth defects with mortality and disability, and evaluated whether high mortality and disability were reflected in impaired intellectual performance at age 18. In this nationwide cohort study, records of 9,186 males with and 384,384 without birth defects, registered… CONTINUE READING
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