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Streissgut A. 1987. Prenatal Aspirin and Acetaminophen: 7-Year Follow-Up [Final report]. Seattle, WA: University of Washington,

Annotation: The purpose of this study was to examine the long-term effects of prenatal exposure to aspirin and acetaminophen using three measures of outcome in seven-year-old children: Attentional parameters; IQ scores; and height, weight, and head circumference. The study followed 531 first-born singletons whose mothers had been interviewed prenatally in 1974/75. Among the findings were: (1) Prenatal acetaminophen exposure was not significantly associated with attention, IQ score, weight, or head circumference but it was significantly associated with offspring height at seven years; and (2) prenatal aspirin exposure was associated with significantly poorer attention and lower IQ scores, but not with decrements in height, weight, or head circumference. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Technical Information Service, U.S. Department of Commerce, 5301 Shawnee Road, Alexandria, VA 22312, Telephone: (703) 605-6050 Secondary Telephone: (888) 584-8332 E-mail: Web Site: Document Number: NTIS PB88-173687.

Keywords: Acetaminophen, Aspirin, Attention Deficit Disorder, Intelligence tests, School-age children


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