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Research Article

Gestational Age at Delivery and Special Educational Need: Retrospective Cohort Study of 407,503 Schoolchildren

  • Daniel F. MacKay,

    Affiliation: Section of Public Health, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, United Kingdom

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  • Gordon C. S. Smith,

    Affiliation: Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Cambridge University, The Rosie Hospital Cambridge, United Kingdom

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  • Richard Dobbie,

    Affiliation: Information Services Division, NHS Scotland, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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  • Jill P. Pell mail

    j.pell@clinmed.gla.ac.uk

    Affiliation: Section of Public Health, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, United Kingdom

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  • Published: June 08, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1000289

About the Authors

Daniel F. MacKay, Jill P. Pell
Section of Public Health, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Gordon C. S. Smith
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Cambridge University, The Rosie Hospital Cambridge, United Kingdom
Richard Dobbie
Information Services Division, NHS Scotland, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Corresponding Author

Email: j.pell@clinmed.gla.ac.uk

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: DFM GCS RD JPP. Agree with the manuscript's results and conclusions: DFM GCS RD JPP. Designed the experiments/the study: GCS RD JPP. Analyzed the data: DFM RD. Collected data/did experiments for the study: RD JPP. Wrote the first draft of the paper: JPP. Contributed to the writing of the paper: DFM GCS RD JPP.