Is there an association between periodontal disease, prematurity and low birth weight? A population-based study.

@article{Lunardelli2005IsTA,
  title={Is there an association between periodontal disease, prematurity and low birth weight? A population-based study.},
  author={Abelardo Nunes Lunardelli and Marco A Peres},
  journal={Journal of clinical periodontology},
  year={2005},
  volume={32 9},
  pages={938-46}
}
BACKGROUND The relationship between periodontal diseases in pregnancy and children born prematurely or with low birth weight has been increasingly investigated, showing inconclusive results. OBJECTIVES To test the link between periodontal disease in pregnant women and low birth weight or prematurity. METHODS A population-based, cross-sectional study was carried out in Southern Brazil. The sample consisted of 449 parturients who were interviewed and examined up to 48 h post-partum. Three… CONTINUE READING
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