A population-based study of gastroschisis: demographic, pregnancy, and lifestyle risk factors.

@article{Torfs1994APS,
  title={A population-based study of gastroschisis: demographic, pregnancy, and lifestyle risk factors.},
  author={Claudine P. Torfs and Ellen M. Velie and F W Oechsli and Thomas F. Bateson and Cynthia J R Curry},
  journal={Teratology},
  year={1994},
  volume={50 1},
  pages={44-53}
}
Gastroschisis, an abdominal wall defect, most often occurs in infants of young mothers. To identify risk factors for gastroschisis, we conducted a case-control study in the population surveyed by the California Birth Defects Monitoring Program (CBDMP). From structured questionnaire data, we compared sociodemographic, reproductive, and lifestyle factors for 110 mothers of infants with gastroschisis with those for 220 age-matched mothers of normal infants. Univariate matched-pair analysis showed… CONTINUE READING
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