Birth weight and psychological distress at age 45-51 years: results from the Aberdeen Children of the 1950s cohort study.

@article{Wiles2005BirthWA,
  title={Birth weight and psychological distress at age 45-51 years: results from the Aberdeen Children of the 1950s cohort study.},
  author={Nicola Wiles and Tim J. Peters and David A Leon and Glyn Lewis},
  journal={The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science},
  year={2005},
  volume={187},
  pages={
          21-8
        }
}
BACKGROUND It is unclear whether the effect of low birth weight on common affective disorders in later life is direct or mediated through childhood factors. AIMS To determine whether birth weight has a direct effect on psychological distress in adulthood not mediated by childhood IQ or behavioural problems. METHOD Participants (n=5572) of the Aberdeen Children of the 1950s study had data on birth weight for gestational age and adult psychological distress. Logistic regression was used to… CONTINUE READING

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