Gestational Age at Delivery and Special Educational Need: Retrospective Cohort Study of 407,503 Schoolchildren

15 Jun 2010Daniel F. MacKay, Gordon C. S. Smith, Richard Dobbie, Jill P. Pell

Gestation at delivery had a strong, dose-dependent relationship with special educational need (SEN) that was apparent across the whole range of gestation. Because early term delivery is more common than preterm delivery, the former accounts for a higher percentage of SEN cases

Cohort Study
1 effect
407 subjects

Reported Outcomes


Preterm Delivery Maternity outcome
Preterm Delivery
Maternity system

Autism Maternity outcome
Increased risk of Autism
Maternity system

High evidence