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ERIC Number: ED309579
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Jan
Pages: 9
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The Independent Effect of Paternal Age on the Incidence of Mental Retardation.
Phillips, William L.
Because research had indicated that there is a correlation between older fathers and Down's Syndrome, this study attempted to generalize that knowledge to other genetically attributable cases of mental retardation. Fathers (N=222) who had institutionalized offspring labeled as mentally retarded and a comparison group of 248 fathers were analyzed. Data were analyzed through the technique of analysis of covariance. Findings indicated that there is no significant relationship between paternal age and mental retardation incidence rates while holding constant birth order, education, maternal age, parental age dispersion, and race. (Author/JDD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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