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Associations between pre-pregnancy obesity and asthma symptoms in adolescents

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Background: The high prevalence of children's asthma symptoms, worldwide, is unexplained. We examined the relation between maternal pre-pregnancy weight and body mass index (BMI), and asthma symptoms in adolescents. Methods: Data from 6945 adolescents born within the Northern Finland Birth Cohort 1986 were used. Prospective antenatal and birth outcome data, including maternal pre-pregnancy weight and BMI, and asthma symptoms in adolescent offspring at age 15-16 years, were employed. Logistic ...

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10.1136/jech.2011.133777

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Journal:
Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health
Volume:
66
Issue:
9
Pages:
809-814
Publication date:
2012-09-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1470-2738
ISSN:
0143-005X
URN:
uuid:5032c4ed-1d4b-4505-8488-651bb27ff2be
Source identifiers:
353040
Local pid:
pubs:353040
Language:
English

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