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Early Childhood Development and Social Inequalities By All families should have the same opportunities to live a descent life But due to the backgrounds of some families and children they may not have a chance for this There are certain risk factors that have a bearing on social inequalities in health and particularly those that are prone to preventative intervention There are many that I could talk about but I have picked out four of these factors to talk about They are biological factors family and social factors parenting factors and attachment Even these I feel that I will not be able to cover completely because there is only a certain part we see and then there is the that is kept hidden from all There are many factors that influence the development and social inequalities in a childs life These include biological family and social factors parenting factors attachment and the way non-maternal care is influenced All of these are risk factors that are likely to have a bearing on the childs social inequalities on their health The biological factors include premature birth low birth weight and a serious medical illness The significantly influence and infants growth Low birth weight less than 2500 grams has a prevalence of 6 percent in white middle-class US women and 15 percent in ethnic minority teenagers These teenagers tend to be single mothers At the Infant Health and Development Project they found that in a large amount of premature infants that their IQ was less than 85 at three years of age Race was the greatest factor in predicting outcome that was followed by maternal education and then medical complications The infants of poorly educated African American mothers 90 who had medical complications were severely compromised while only nine percent of white infants with
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