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Research Article

Fetal Alcohol Exposure and IQ at Age 8: Evidence from a Population-Based Birth-Cohort Study

  • Sarah J. Lewis mail,

    s.j.lewis@bristol.ac.uk

    Affiliation: School of Social and Community Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom

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  • Luisa Zuccolo,

    Affiliations: School of Social and Community Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom, MRC Centre for Causal Analyses in Translational Epidemiology, School of Social and Community Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom

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  • George Davey Smith,

    Affiliation: MRC Centre for Causal Analyses in Translational Epidemiology, School of Social and Community Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom

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  • John Macleod,

    Affiliation: School of Social and Community Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom

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  • Santiago Rodriguez,

    Affiliations: School of Social and Community Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom, MRC Centre for Causal Analyses in Translational Epidemiology, School of Social and Community Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom

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  • Elizabeth S. Draper,

    Affiliation: Department of Health Sciences, University of Leicester, Leicester, United Kingdom

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  • Margaret Barrow,

    Affiliation: Clinical Genetics, University Hospitals of Leicester, Leicester, United Kingdom

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  • Rosa Alati,

    Affiliation: School of Population Health & Centre for Youth Substance Abuse Research, University of Queensland, Queensland, Australia

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  • Kapil Sayal,

    Affiliation: Developmental Psychiatry, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, United Kingdom

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  • Susan Ring,

    Affiliation: School of Social and Community Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom

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  • Jean Golding,

    Affiliation: School of Social and Community Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom

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  • Ron Gray

    Affiliation: National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom

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  • Published: November 14, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0049407

About the Authors

Sarah J. Lewis, Luisa Zuccolo, John Macleod, Santiago Rodriguez, Susan Ring, Jean Golding
School of Social and Community Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom
Luisa Zuccolo, George Davey Smith, Santiago Rodriguez
MRC Centre for Causal Analyses in Translational Epidemiology, School of Social and Community Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom
Ron Gray
National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom
Elizabeth S. Draper
Department of Health Sciences, University of Leicester, Leicester, United Kingdom
Margaret Barrow
Clinical Genetics, University Hospitals of Leicester, Leicester, United Kingdom
Rosa Alati
School of Population Health & Centre for Youth Substance Abuse Research, University of Queensland, Queensland, Australia
Kapil Sayal
Developmental Psychiatry, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, United Kingdom

Corresponding Author

Email: s.j.lewis@bristol.ac.uk

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: SJL RG GDS JG. Performed the experiments: S. Ring SJL. Analyzed the data: SJL LZ S. Rodriguez. Wrote the paper: SJL JM LZ RG. Contributed towards the analysis plan and to discussions on the interpretation of the data: ESD MB RA KS JM GDS RG JG.