Childhood IQ, social class, deprivation, and their relationships with mortality and morbidity risk in later life: prospective observational study linking the Scottish Mental Survey 1932 and the Midspan studies.

@article{Hart2003ChildhoodIS,
  title={Childhood IQ, social class, deprivation, and their relationships with mortality and morbidity risk in later life: prospective observational study linking the Scottish Mental Survey 1932 and the Midspan studies.},
  author={Carole Hart and Michelle D. Taylor and George Davey Smith and Lawrence J. Whalley and John M. Starr and David J. Hole and Valerie Wilson and Ian J Deary},
  journal={Psychosomatic medicine},
  year={2003},
  volume={65 5},
  pages={
          877-83
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To investigate how childhood mental ability (IQ) is related to mortality and morbidity risk, when socioeconomic factors are also considered. METHODS Participants were from the Midspan studies conducted on adults in the 1970s; 938 Midspan participants were successfully matched with the Scottish Mental Survey 1932 in which children born in 1921 and attending Scottish schools on June 1, 1932, took a cognitive ability test. Mortality, hospital admissions, and cancer incidence in the 25… CONTINUE READING

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