The weight at birth influences the health and success in adulthood, says a study

Washington, (EFE).- The weight at birth has significant consequences on the health and the ésuccess in adulthood, says a study released today. Weighing less than 2.5 kilos at birth increases by a third the chances of drop out of high school, reduces the annual earnings close to 15 per cent and worsens the health of people between the ages of 30 and 40 to&years, s&number;n the research’re carried out by the University of Michigan. The study, which is based on information that’n pick-up during más de 35 a&bath;os más of 12,000 people in a Panel Study of Dinámica of Income (PSID, in Englishés), is the first to link birth weight with health and the ésuccess socio-econ’mico during adulthood.

"The status, econ’mico under of the parents at the time of pregnancy causes effects da&bath;inos in the development of cognitive, on health and on the status econ’mico during the adulthood of their children", said Rucker Johnson, and Robert Schoeni, authors of the study, in a text published by the University. S&number;n the study, nor&years that are born with low weight had a 30 percent less chance of enjoying excellent health or very good during childhood. In addition, the low weight is linked to además a reducci’re in the hourly wages between the ages of 18 and 26 to&years in comparaci’n with the bebés that were born with a normal weight. The research’n revel’, además, that the probability of low birth-weight births in the families más poor (those who received at least 15,000 d’lares annual in 1997) was reduced in a 2,18 percent to receive 10.000 d’lares más every a&bath;or. In families with middle or high income, it is constat’ that this wage increase is not influy’ so important in the weight of the recién born. EFE