ERIC Number: ED099745
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Family Background, Early Development, and Intelligence of Children 6-11 Years. United States. National Health Survey, Series 11, No. 142.
This report contains national estimates of the prevalence of selected congenital and early development health problems. It describes the relationship of selected aspects of family background, infant health status, and early developmental history to the intellectual development and maturity of noninstitutionalized children 6-11 years of age in the United States, based on findings from the Health Examination Survey of 1963-65. The strong direct association between both the intellectual development and intellectual maturity of these children and the educational attainment of their parents found in this study were consistent with previous findings. Other significant findings were: (1) lower deviation IQ's for children whose mothers were under 20 and over 40 years; (2) negative relationship of family size to intelligence of children; (3) lower mean levels of both measured intellectual development and intellectual maturity among children below and above normal birthweight (5-10 pounds); (4) strong association between delayed walking and speaking, and the intellectual development and maturity of United States children. Statistical analyses and an extensive reference list are appended. (Author/PC)
Descriptors: Child Development, Children, Family Characteristics, Growth Patterns, Health, Intelligence Differences, Maturation, Research Projects, Surveys
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 ($0.85)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Health Statistics (DHEW/PHS), Hyattsville, MD.