Maternal asthma and risk of preterm delivery.

  title={Maternal asthma and risk of preterm delivery.},
  author={Tanya K. Sorensen and Jennifer C Dempsey and Rong Xiao and Ihunnaya O. Frederick and David Luthy and Michelle A. Williams},
  journal={Annals of epidemiology},
  volume={13 4},
PURPOSE We studied the relation between maternal history of asthma and preterm delivery. METHODS The 312 preterm delivery cases, studied in aggregate, and in subgroups (spontaneous preterm labor, preterm premature rupture of membranes, medically induced preterm delivery), were compared with 424 randomly selected women who delivered at term. Maternal medical records provided information on maternal lifetime asthma status, pregnancy outcome, and sociodemographic characteristics. Using… CONTINUE READING