Prepregnancy body mass index and risk of preterm birth: Association heterogeneity by preterm subgroups

Margaret G. Parker, Fengxiu Ouyang, Colleen Pearson, Matthew W. Gillman, Mandy B. Belfort, Xiumei Hong, Guoying Wang, Linda Heffner, Barry Zuckerman, Xiaobin Wang

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Background: To evaluate the association between prepregnancy body mass index (BMI) is associated with early vs. late and medically-induced vs. spontaneous preterm birth (PTB) subtypes.Methods: Using data from the Boston Birth Cohort, we examined associations of prepregnancy BMI with 189 early (2) was 28% among mothers with medically-induced PTBs, 18% among mothers with spontaneous PTBs, and 18% among mothers with term births (p =

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number153
JournalBMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
Volume14
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 30 2014

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Premature Birth
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Keywords

  • Late preterm birth
  • Maternal obesity
  • Medically-induced preterm birth
  • Prepregnancy BMI
  • Spontaneous preterm birth

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  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Medicine(all)

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Prepregnancy body mass index and risk of preterm birth : Association heterogeneity by preterm subgroups. / Parker, Margaret G.; Ouyang, Fengxiu; Pearson, Colleen; Gillman, Matthew W.; Belfort, Mandy B.; Hong, Xiumei; Wang, Guoying; Heffner, Linda; Zuckerman, Barry; Wang, Xiaobin.

In: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, Vol. 14, No. 1, 153, 30.04.2014.

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Parker, Margaret G. ; Ouyang, Fengxiu ; Pearson, Colleen ; Gillman, Matthew W. ; Belfort, Mandy B. ; Hong, Xiumei ; Wang, Guoying ; Heffner, Linda ; Zuckerman, Barry ; Wang, Xiaobin. / Prepregnancy body mass index and risk of preterm birth : Association heterogeneity by preterm subgroups. In: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth. 2014 ; Vol. 14, No. 1.
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