Journal article

Individual development of preschool children-prevalences and determinants of delays in Germany: a cross-sectional study in Southern Bavaria

Heribert L Stich, Bernhard Th Baune, Riccardo N Caniato, Rafael T Mikolajczyk, Alexander Kraemer

BMC Pediatrics | BMC | Published : 2012

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Even minor abnormalities of early child development may have dramatic long term consequences. Accurate prevalence rates for a range of developmental impairments have been difficult to establish. Since related studies have used different methodological approaches, direct comparisons of the prevalence of developmental delays are difficult. The understanding of the key factors affecting child development, especially in preschool aged children remains limited. We used data from school entry examinations in Bavaria to measure the prevalence of developmental impairments in pre-school children beginning primary school in 1997-2009. METHODS: The developmental impairments of all school be..

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