Birth weight, childhood socioeconomic environment, and cognitive development in the 1958 British birth cohort study.

@article{Jefferis2002BirthWC,
  title={Birth weight, childhood socioeconomic environment, and cognitive development in the 1958 British birth cohort study.},
  author={Barbara J Jefferis and Chris Power and Clyde Hertzman},
  journal={BMJ},
  year={2002},
  volume={325 7359},
  pages={305}
}
OBJECTIVES To examine the combined effect of social class and weight at birth on cognitive trajectories during school age and the associations between birth weight and educational outcomes through to 33 years. DESIGN Longitudinal, population based, birth cohort study. PARTICIPANTS 10 845 males and females born during 3-9 March 1958 with information on birth weight, social class, and cognitive tests. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES Reading, maths, draw a man, copying designs, verbal and non-verbal… CONTINUE READING