Rethinking what is important: biologic versus social predictors of childhood health and educational outcomes.

@article{Jutte2010RethinkingWI,
  title={Rethinking what is important: biologic versus social predictors of childhood health and educational outcomes.},
  author={Douglas P Jutte and Marni Brownell and Noralou P. Roos and Christine Schippers and William Thomas Boyce and S Leonard Syme},
  journal={Epidemiology},
  year={2010},
  volume={21 3},
  pages={314-23}
}
BACKGROUND Social risk factors are often less vigorously pursued in clinical assessments of infant risk than are biologic risk factors. We examined the relative importance of early social and biologic risk factors in predicting poor health and educational outcomes in children. METHODS The study was composed of all infants born in Winnipeg, Canada, during April-December 1984, who were followed up until age 19 years (n = 4667). Predictors were 3 routinely assessed biologic risks (birth weight… CONTINUE READING

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