Effects of maternal and paternal age on Caucasian and Native American preterm births and birth weights.

@article{Abel2002EffectsOM,
  title={Effects of maternal and paternal age on Caucasian and Native American preterm births and birth weights.},
  author={Ernest L. Abel and Michael M Kruger and Larry Burd},
  journal={American journal of perinatology},
  year={2002},
  volume={19 1},
  pages={49-54}
}
The purpose of this study was to compare the effects of maternal and paternal age on Native American and Caucasian infants. Data were abstracted from birth records compiled in North Dakota from 1978 to 1992. Native Americans had a 45% higher risk for preterm births, a 140% higher risk for low birth weight (LBW) (<2500 g), and a 131% higher risk for very LBW (<1500 g) compared with Caucasians. Maternal and paternal age both had a "U-shaped" effect on preterm birth. However, while the risk for… CONTINUE READING

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