The effects of birth spacing on early childhood development in high-income nations: A systematic review

Gursimran Dhamrait, Tess Fletcher, Damien Foo, Catherine L. Taylor, Gavin Pereira

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Abstract

Objective: This study aimed to systematically review the literature on the associations between birth spacing and developmental outcomes in early childhood (3–10 years of age). Studies examining the associations between interpregnancy intervals and child development outcomes during and beyond the perinatal period have not been systematically reviewed. Methods: We searched Ovid/MEDLINE, Global Health, PsycINFO, EMBASE, CINAHL Plus, Educational Source, Research Starters, ERIC, Scopus, PubMed, Social Science Research Network database, and ProQuest's Social Sciences Databases for relevant articles published between 1 January 1989 and 25 June 2021. Studies published in English, conducted in populations residing in high-income countries with any measure of birth spacing, and child development outcomes among children aged
Original languageEnglish
Article number851700
JournalFrontiers in Pediatrics
Volume10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 25 Nov 2022

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