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Effect of maternal education and ethnic background on infant development.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1147687     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We examined the influence of maternal education and ethnic background on the four main areas of development (as measured by the Brunet-Lezine adaptation of Gesell's developmental schedule) of their infants. 173 babies were examined at the ages 0f 3, 6, 9, and 12 months in the Kiryat Yovel area of Jerusalem, an area where Jew from North Africa, Asia, Europe, and Israel are represented at different educational levels but all share the saem maternal and child care services. The mean development quotients (dqs) of the infants of highly educated mothers were higher in all four areas of development that those of infants whose motherw were of low education. Further, North African infants of middle educated mothers had higher DQs than those of middle education European mothers, especially in motor and adaptive areas. It was concluded from this study that higher education of mothers will be expressed in higher DQs of their babies. This was true in all ethnic groups. However, where educational groups were comparable, North African babies have shown better development than all other groups, while European babies were the least developed.
T Ivanans
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of disease in childhood     Volume:  50     ISSN:  1468-2044     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch. Dis. Child.     Publication Date:  1975 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1975-09-18     Completed Date:  1975-09-18     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372434     Medline TA:  Arch Dis Child     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  454-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Adaptation, Psychological
Africa, Northern / ethnology
Asia / ethnology
Child Development*
Educational Status*
Ethnic Groups*
Europe / ethnology
Infant, Newborn
Intelligence Tests
Israel / ethnology
Language Development
Mother-Child Relations*
Motor Skills
Social Adjustment

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