Life style and environmental factors-influence the IQ in children and adolescents- A study in Malaysia
Joint Event on International Conference on Toxicology, Clinical Toxicology & Pharmacology & 6th International Conference on Recycling & Waste Management
December 03-04, 2018 | Dubai, UAE
Swamy K B
Lincoln University College, Malaysia
Posters & Accepted Abstracts : J Clin Exp Tox
Intelligence quotient (IQ) is widely used to assess different
aspects of mental ability. Development in mental ability
initiates from conception and continues through adulthood.
Various environmental factors affect IQ.
Objectives: The aim of this study was to assess the correlation between IQ and environmental characteristics on cranial capacity in children and adolescents in Malaysia.
Methods: This cross sectional study was performed on primary and secondary school students in Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia. Students, who were aged between 6 to 16 years and did not have any mental or physical disabilities, participated in this study. Measurements including weight, height, body mass index and cephalometry were performed for each subject. The Wechsler Abbreviated Scale of Intelligence-second edition (WASI-II) questionnaire was used for each subject to evaluate the subtests of IQ.