The risk for impaired learning-related abilities in childhood and educational attainment among adults born near-term.

@article{Nomura2009TheRF,
  title={The risk for impaired learning-related abilities in childhood and educational attainment among adults born near-term.},
  author={Yoko Nomura and Jeffrey M. Halperin and Jeffrey H. Newcorn and Charles Davey and William P. Fifer and David A. Savitz and J Brooks-gunn},
  journal={Journal of pediatric psychology},
  year={2009},
  volume={34 4},
  pages={406-18}
}
OBJECTIVE To examine whether near-term births (NTB) and small-for-gestational-age (SGA) infants are at high risk for childhood learning-related problems and poor adult educational attainment, and whether poverty amplifies the adverse effects of NTB and SGA on those outcomes. METHODS A randomly selected birth cohort (n = 1,619) was followed into adulthood. IQ and learning abilities were measured in childhood and educational attainment was measured in adulthood. RESULTS NTB (n = 226) and SGA… CONTINUE READING