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Risk Factors for Young Children. EDCI 336 October 25, 2007. Risk Factors. Genetic influences 15-25% of cases Environmental influences 75-85% of cases. Genetic Influences. Syndromes (Down, Fragile-X) Metabolic disorders (PKU). Environmental Risk Factors. Low SES

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risk factors for young children

Risk Factors for Young Children

EDCI 336

October 25, 2007

risk factors
Risk Factors
  • Genetic influences
    • 15-25% of cases
  • Environmental influences
    • 75-85% of cases
genetic influences
Genetic Influences
  • Syndromes (Down, Fragile-X)
  • Metabolic disorders (PKU)
environmental risk factors
Environmental Risk Factors
  • Low SES
  • Families with varied cultural backgrounds
  • Dysfunctional families
  • Teen or older mothers
environmental risk factors1
Environmental Risk Factors
  • Non-English speaking homes
  • Prenatal exposure to
    • Viruses, drugs, alcohol
environmental risk factors2
Environmental Risk Factors
  • Malnourished mother
  • Mother with:
    • Diabetes, syphilis, some viral infections
medical complications
Medical Complications
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Respiratory Distress Syndrome
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity
medical complications1
Medical Complications
  • Brain infections
  • Degenerative diseases
  • Brain tumors
medical complications2
Medical Complications
  • Drug-induced delays
  • Seizure disorders
  • Injuries due to battered child syndrome