Association of Type 1 Diabetes With Month of Birth Among U.S. Youth

@inproceedings{Kahn2009AssociationOT,
  title={Association of Type 1 Diabetes With Month of Birth Among U.S. Youth},
  author={Henry S Kahn and Timothy M. Morgan and Larry Douglas Case and Dana Dabelea and Elizabeth J. Mayer-Davis and Jean M. Lawrence and Santica M. Marcovina and Giuseppina Imperatore},
  booktitle={Diabetes care},
  year={2009}
}
OBJECTIVE Seasonal environment at birth may influence diabetes incidence in later life. We sought evidence for this effect in a large sample of diabetic youth residing in the U.S. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS We compared the distribution of birth months within the SEARCH for Diabetes in Youth Study (SEARCH study) with the monthly distributions in U.S. births tabulated by race for years 1982-2005. SEARCH study participants (9,737 youth with type 1 diabetes and 1,749 with type 2 diabetes) were… CONTINUE READING