Is prenatal alcohol exposure related to inattention and hyperactivity symptoms in children? Disentangling the effects of social adversity.

@article{Rodriguez2009IsPA,
  title={Is prenatal alcohol exposure related to inattention and hyperactivity symptoms in children? Disentangling the effects of social adversity.},
  author={A. Garcia Rodriguez and J\orn Olsen and Arto J Kotimaa and Marika A. Kaakinen and Irma Kaarina Moilanen and Tine Brink Henriksen and Karen Markussen Linnet and Jouko Miettunen and Carsten Obel and Anja M. Taanila and Hanna Elina Ebeling and M R J{\"a}rvelin},
  journal={Journal of child psychology and psychiatry, and allied disciplines},
  year={2009},
  volume={50 9},
  pages={1073-83}
}
BACKGROUND Studies concerning whether exposure to low levels of maternal alcohol consumption during fetal development is related to child inattention and hyperactivity symptoms have shown conflicting results. We examine the contribution of covariates related to social adversity to resolve some inconsistencies in the extant research by conducting parallel analyses of three cohorts with varying alcohol consumption and attitudes towards alcohol use. METHODS We compare three population-based… CONTINUE READING

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