‘The obesity paradox’: a reconsideration of obesity and the risk of preterm birth

@article{Tsur2017TheOP,
  title={‘The obesity paradox’: a reconsideration of obesity and the risk of preterm birth},
  author={Abraham Tsur and Jonathan A. Mayo and Ronald J. Wong and Gary M. Shaw and David K. Stevenson and Jeffrey B. Gould},
  journal={Journal of Perinatology},
  year={2017},
  volume={37},
  pages={1088-1092}
}
Objective:The association between obesity and spontaneous preterm births (sPTBs) has been shown to be influenced by obesity-attendant comorbidities. Our objective was to better understand the complex relationship of obesity and its attendant comorbidities with sPTBs.Study Design:A retrospective analysis utilizing maternally linked hospital and birth certificate records of 2 049 196 singleton California deliveries from 2007 to 2011. Adjusted relative risks (aRRs) for sPTBs were estimated using… 

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