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Differential Influences of Early Growth and Social Factors on Young Children’s Cognitive Performance in Four Low-and-Middle-Income Birth Cohorts (Brazil, Guatemala, Philippines, and South Africa)

Citation

Richter, Linda M.; Orkin, F. Mark; Adair, Linda S.; Kroker-Lobos, Maria Fernanda; Mayol, Nanette L.; Menezes, Ana Maria B.; Martorell, Reynaldo; Murray, Joseph; Stein, Aryeh D.; & Victora, Cesar G. (2020). Differential Influences of Early Growth and Social Factors on Young Children's Cognitive Performance in Four Low-and-Middle-Income Birth Cohorts (Brazil, Guatemala, Philippines, and South Africa). SSM - Population Health, 12, 100648. PMCID: PMC7486449

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Studies relating childhood cognitive development to poor linear growth seldom take adequate account of social conditions related to both, leading to a focus on nutrition interventions. We aimed to assess the roles of both biological and social conditions in determining early childhood cognition, mediated by birthweight and early linear growth.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ssmph.2020.100648

Reference Type

Journal Article

Journal Title

SSM - Population Health

Author(s)

Richter, Linda M.
Orkin, F. Mark
Adair, Linda S.
Kroker-Lobos, Maria Fernanda
Mayol, Nanette L.
Menezes, Ana Maria B.
Martorell, Reynaldo
Murray, Joseph
Stein, Aryeh D.
Victora, Cesar G.

Year Published

2020

Volume Number

12

Pages

100648

PMCID

PMC7486449

Reference ID

13230