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1. Seymour, Jane
Frasso, Rosemary
Shofer, Frances
Bennett, Ian M.
Cohort Study of Early Literacy and Childbearing over the Reproductive Lifecourse
BMJ Open 6,12 (December 2016):.
Cohort(s): NLSY79
Publisher: BMJ Publishing Group, Ltd. - British Medical Journal Publishing Group
Keyword(s): Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB); Childbearing; Cognitive Ability; Fertility; Life Course; Literacy

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Introduction: Literacy is linked to a range of health outcomes, but its association with reproductive health in high-income countries is not well understood. We assessed the relationship between early-life literacy and childbearing across the reproductive lifecourse in the USA.

Study design: A prospective cohort design was employed to assess early-life literacy and subsequent childbearing, using data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1979. The US youth aged 14-22 years in 1979, including 6283 women, were surveyed annually through 1994 and biannually thereafter. Literacy was assessed in 1980 using the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery Reading Grade Level (RGL). Cumulative childbearing and grand multiparity (≥5 births) were assessed in 2010.

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Seymour, Jane, Rosemary Frasso, Frances Shofer and Ian M. Bennett. "Cohort Study of Early Literacy and Childbearing over the Reproductive Lifecourse." BMJ Open 6,12 (December 2016):.