Wildeman et al estimate the proportion of US children with a report of maltreatment that was indicated or substantiated by Child Protective Services by 18 years of age.
van Geel and coauthors use meta-analyses to determine whether victims, bullies, and bully-victims are more likely to carry weapons than uninvolved peers.
Buescher and coauthors update cost estimates associated with autism spectrum disorders. See also the editorial by Shattuck and Roux.
Meador et al examined the effects of antiepileptic drug exposure via breastfeeding on cognitive functions at age 6 years among 181 children for whom both breastfeeding and IQ data were available. All mothers in this analysis continued taking drug after delivery. Differential Ability Scales IQ was the primary outcome. See the editorial by Harden.
Liu et al evaluate the association between blood lead concentrations and behavioral problems in Chinese preschool children.
Morriss et al assess the association between surgery during the initial hospitalization and death or neurodevelopmental impairment of very low-birth-weight infants. See the editorial by Williams et al.
Virtanen et al investigate whether animal contact and other microbial exposures during infancy are associated with the development of preclinical and clinical type 1 diabetes mellitus.
Mirman et al determine whether the web-based Teen Driving Plan (TDB) can improve the driving performance of prelicensed teenagers as measured by an on-road driving assessment. See the editorial by Peek-Asa et al.