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Setting: England, Wales and Scotland.
Patients: 1958 birth cohort.
Exposure: Experience of abuse during childhood, measured prospectively by parent and teacher interviews and retrospectively by self-report.
Outcomes: Markers of socioeconomic function at 45–50 years.
Follow-up period: 50 years from birth.
Patient follow-up: Surveys sent out at 45 and 50 years of age.
All forms of childhood maltreatment result in poorer socioeconomic outcomes at 50 years of age (summarised in table 1). Sexual abuse had the greatest effect, with neglect also having a significant impact. Adjusting for cognition …
Contributors AJF wrote the structured abstract and GDD wrote the commentary.
Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.