Birth weight and cognitive function in the British 1946 birth cohort: longitudinal population based study.

@article{Richards2001BirthWA,
  title={Birth weight and cognitive function in the British 1946 birth cohort: longitudinal population based study.},
  author={M Richards and Rebecca Hardy and Diana Kuh and M E Wadsworth},
  journal={BMJ},
  year={2001},
  volume={322 7280},
  pages={199-203}
}
OBJECTIVE To examine the association between birth weight and cognitive function in the normal population. DESIGN A longitudinal, population based, birth cohort study. PARTICIPANTS 3900 males and females born in 1946. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES Cognitive function from childhood to middle life (measured at ages 8, 11, 15, 26, and 43 years). RESULTS Birth weight was significantly and positively associated with cognitive ability at age 8 (with an estimated standard deviation score of 0.44 (95… CONTINUE READING

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