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Epilepsy, birth weight and academic school readiness in Canadian children: Data from the national longitudinal study of children and youth

TitleEpilepsy, birth weight and academic school readiness in Canadian children: Data from the national longitudinal study of children and youth
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsPrasad, A. N., and Corbett B.
JournalEpilepsy Research
Volume130
Pages101 - 106
Keywordsbirth weight, children, epilepsy, maternal health, school readiness
Abstract

Purpose Birth weight is an important indicator of prenatal/in-utero environment. Variations in birth weight have been reportedly associated with risks for cognitive problems. The National Longitudinal Survey of Children and Youth (NLSCY) dataset was explored to examine relationships between birth weight, academic school readiness and epilepsy. Methods A population based sample of 32,900 children of the NLSCY were analyzed to examine associations between birth weight, and school readiness scores in 4-5-year-old children. Logistic and Linear regression was used to examine associations between having epilepsy and these outcomes. Gestation data was available on 19,867 children, full-term children represented 89.67% (gestation > 259 days), while 10.33% of children were premature (gestation

URLhttp://www.epires-journal.com/article/S0920-1211(16)30289-3/fulltext
DOI10.1016/j.eplepsyres.2017.01.003
Document URLhttp://www.epires-journal.com/article/S0920-1211(16)30289-3/pdf