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Research Article

Advanced Paternal Age Is Associated with Impaired Neurocognitive Outcomes during Infancy and Childhood

  • Sukanta Saha equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Sukanta Saha, Adrian G Barnett

    Affiliation: Queensland Centre for Mental Health Research, The Park Centre for Mental Health, Richlands, Australia

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  • Adrian G Barnett equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Sukanta Saha, Adrian G Barnett

    Affiliation: Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation and School of Public Health, Queensland University of Technology, Kelvin Grove, Australia

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  • Claire Foldi,

    Affiliation: Queensland Brain Institute, The University of Queensland, St. Lucia, Australia

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  • Thomas H Burne,

    Affiliations: Queensland Centre for Mental Health Research, The Park Centre for Mental Health, Richlands, Australia, Queensland Brain Institute, The University of Queensland, St. Lucia, Australia

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  • Darryl W Eyles,

    Affiliations: Queensland Centre for Mental Health Research, The Park Centre for Mental Health, Richlands, Australia, Queensland Brain Institute, The University of Queensland, St. Lucia, Australia

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  • Stephen L Buka,

    Affiliation: Department of Community Health, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, United States of America

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  • John J McGrath mail

    To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: john_mcgrath@qcmhr.uq.edu.au

    Affiliations: Queensland Centre for Mental Health Research, The Park Centre for Mental Health, Richlands, Australia, Queensland Brain Institute, The University of Queensland, St. Lucia, Australia, Department of Psychiatry, The University of Queensland, St. Lucia, Australia

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  • Published: March 10, 2009
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1000040

About the Authors

Sukanta Saha, Thomas H Burne, Darryl W Eyles, John J McGrath
Queensland Centre for Mental Health Research, The Park Centre for Mental Health, Richlands, Australia
Adrian G Barnett
Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation and School of Public Health, Queensland University of Technology, Kelvin Grove, Australia
Claire Foldi, Thomas H Burne, Darryl W Eyles, John J McGrath
Queensland Brain Institute, The University of Queensland, St. Lucia, Australia
Stephen L Buka
Department of Community Health, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, United States of America
John J McGrath
Department of Psychiatry, The University of Queensland, St. Lucia, Australia

Corresponding Author

Email: john_mcgrath@qcmhr.uq.edu.au

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

The overall study was designed and supervised by JJM. The dataset was prepared by SLB and the statistical analyses were conducted by SS, AGB, and JJM. All authors contributed to the interpretation of the data and writing up of the manuscript.