TABLE 2

Adult Health Outcomes Associated With Low Birth Weight

All-cause mortality58
Cause-specific mortality
 Cardiovascular disease58,59
 Respiratory disease60
Cardiovascular disease
 Coronary heart disease61-64
 Hypertension65-69
 Ischemic heart disease70,71
Metabolic outcomes
 Impaired glucose tolerance72
 Metabolic syndrome73
 Type 2 diabetes61,72,74,75
Other health outcomes
 Chronic kidney disease76
 Depression77
 Spontaneous hypothyroidism78
  • This list is not exhaustive; it is provided to indicate the scope of adult health outcomes that have been examined with life-course research.