Late-Preterm Birth and Lifetime Socioeconomic Attainments: The Helsinki Birth Cohort Study

  title={Late-Preterm Birth and Lifetime Socioeconomic Attainments: The Helsinki Birth Cohort Study},
  author={Kati Heinonen and Johan Gunnar Eriksson and Eero Kajantie and Anu-Katriina Pesonen and David J. P. Barker and Clive Osmond and Katri Raikkonen},
  pages={647 - 655}
OBJECTIVE: We examined if those born late-preterm (at 34 to 36 weeks of gestation) differed from those born at term in their maximum attained lifetime socioeconomic position (SEP) across the adult years up to 56 to 66 years, and in intergenerational social mobility from childhood parental SEP to own attained SEP. METHODS: Participants were 8993 Finnish men and women of the Helsinki Birth Cohort Study born between 1934 and 1944. Gestational age was extracted from hospital birth records and… 

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