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Cognitive development following ART: effect of choice of comparison group, confounding and mediating factors.

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BACKGROUND: Epidemiological studies have examined the health of children born after assisted reproductive technology (ART), with contradictory results. In this article, we address the question 'Do singletons born after ART have a poorer cognitive developmental outcome at 3 years of age?' We assess the implications of using different comparison groups, and discuss appropriate analytical approaches for the control of confounding and mediating variables. METHODS: Data were drawn from the Millenn...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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10.1093/humrep/dep344

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Public Health, NPEU
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University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, NPEU
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Publisher:
Oxford University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Human reproduction (Oxford, England) Journal website
Volume:
25
Issue:
1
Pages:
244-252
Publication date:
2010-01-05
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EISSN:
1460-2350
ISSN:
0268-1161
URN:
uuid:47b0681b-883b-41b6-8aff-c26b39864ae0
Source identifiers:
236770
Local pid:
pubs:236770

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