Thursday, February 11, 2010

IQ and Heart Disease

Not-particularly-insightful article - click the title to read it - at least for someone with an awareness of good study design.

IQ has a correlation with many outcomes and behaviors: educational attainment and performance, income and wealth, marital and social status, choice of residence, work review and performance. That people with lower IQ wind up worse off isn’t surprising, but how much IQ predicts health outcomes, and how much the interaction of other IQ-related outcomes needs to be elucidated.

The problem with the article is that it did not tease apart issues, nor did it delve deeply into other correlations, and will be used by right-wing racists to deny care to minorities.
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