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Association of birth weight and body mass index with cognitive function at Singkuang

WithM. Mardia, M. Lubis, I. Fudjiati

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Children with Low Birth Weight (LBW) have a generally increased incidence of neurological deficits or cognitive impairment during childhood compared with normal birth weight. Otherwise, that can affect cognitive function is a Body Mass Index (BMI). The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between birth weight and BMI and cognitive function in children in primary school at Singkuang. A cross-sectional study was conducted in a primary school at Singkuang. The assessment of a child's cognitive function with the Mini Mental State Examination (MMSE). The results of this study indicate a significant association between birth weight and cognitive function (P = 0.0001). There is no relationship between BMI and cognitive function in children in primary school at Singkuang (P = 0.356).

There was a significant association between birth weight and cognitive function, and no association between BMI and cognitive function in children.