Ambient temperature as a trigger of preterm delivery in a temperate climate.


BACKGROUND Recent evidence suggests that elevated ambient temperatures may trigger preterm delivery. Since results from studies in temperate climates are inconclusive, we investigated the association between temperature and the risk of preterm birth in Flanders (Belgium). METHODS We used data on 807 835 singleton deliveries (January 1998-July 2011). We… (More)
DOI: 10.1136/jech-2015-206384

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