Adoptee Lifetime Alcohol Dependence

 

Absent

 

Present

Birth Outcomes

N

M

SD

 

N

M

SD

Birth Weight (grams)

277

3215.62

553.85

 

26

3332.76

516.72

Gestational Age (weeks)

181

39.55

1.88

 

19

39.47

1.58

Head Circumference (inches)

89

13.65

0.79

 

9

13.32

0.57

Birth length (inches)

254

19.88

1.18

 

24

19.78

0.90

Facial Measures

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mean Palpebral Fissure Length (z-score)

287

-0.96

1.49

 

28

-0.61

1.34

Upper Lip Circularity*

287

76.89

31.52

 

28

82.60

22.89

WAIS-III Index Scores

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Verbal Comprehension

287

104.64

14.01

 

28

100.54

15.97

Perceptual Organization*

287

106.74

13.71

 

28

102.11

15.21

Processing Speed**

287

112.01

13.49

 

28

104.50

14.60

WMS-III Index Scores

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

General Memory Index*

286

108.20

15.06

 

28

102.57

15.65

Immediate Memory Index

286

106.98

15.77

 

28

102.29

14.87

Working Memory Index*

286

107.91

16.65

 

28

103.14

19.14

Pre-morbid Cognition (ITBS)

271

58.00

25.67

 

23

46.53

29.11

Note. WAIS-III = Weschler Adult Intelligence Scale, 3rd Edition. WMS-III = Weschler Memory Scales, 3rd Edition. ITBS = Iowa Tests of Basic Skills. Signifi cant Mann-Whitney U differences (* p < .05, ** p < .01, *** p < .001).
Table 2: Study Variables by Adoptee Lifetime Alcohol Dependence.