Newborn minor physical anomalies predict short attention span, peer aggression, and impulsivity at age 3

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Science  03 Feb 1978:
Vol. 199, Issue 4328, pp. 563-565
DOI: 10.1126/science.622559


From a 5-to 10-minute newborn examination, behaviors of males at age 3 could be predicted. The number of minor physical anomalies, assessed soon after birth, was significantly related to a cluster of behaviors that are frequently labeled hyperactivity.