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Asthma in children in relation to pre-term birth and fetal growth restriction

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Publication date

Aug 2013

Summary

To assess the impact of parental asthma on risk of pre-term birth (PTB) and intrauterine growth restriction, and their subsequent association with childhood asthma. Three sequential cross-sectional surveys were conducted in 1993 (3,746), 1998 (1,964) and 2006 (1,074) in the same 15 schools among 5–11 year old children in Merseyside using the same respiratory health questionnaire completed by parents (sample size in brackets). Between 1993 and 2006, prevalence of PTB varied between 12.4 and 15.2 %, and of small for gestational age (SGA or growth restricted) babies between 2.1 and 4.6 %, and maternal asthma prevalence between 8.1 and 13.4 %. For the combined surveys mothers with asthma were more likely to have a PTB than non-asthmatic mothers (OR 1.39, 95 % CI 1.10–1.95, p 

Published in

Maternal and Child Health Journal

Volume and page numbers

17 , 1119 -1129

DOI

http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10995-012-1114-8

ISSN

16

Subjects

Child Development, Childbearing: Fertility, and Health

Notes

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