Caesarean delivery and risk of developing asthma in the offspring

Anette Werner, Cecilia Høst Ramlau-Hansen, Simone K Jeppesen, Ane Marie Thulstrup, Jørn Olsen

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AIM: To evaluate the association between caesarean section and risk of developing asthma.

METHOD: We evaluated this association in a Danish cohort, comprising of 11,147 mothers and their babies of which 7119 mother-child pairs were included in the analyses. The mothers' reported asthma data on their children were linked to hospitalization records on mode of delivery.

RESULTS: The adjusted odds ratio for developing asthma was 1.11 (95% CI, 0.88-1.39) for caesarean sections versus vaginal births.

CONCLUSION: We found no evidence that children being delivered by caesarean section have an increased risk of asthma.

OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftActa Paediatrica
Vol/bind96
Udgave nummer4
Sider (fra-til)595-6
Antal sider2
ISSN0803-5253
DOI
StatusUdgivet - apr. 2007

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