Maternal educational level and risk of gestational hypertension: the Generation R Study

@article{Silva2008MaternalEL,
  title={Maternal educational level and risk of gestational hypertension: the Generation R Study},
  author={Lindsay M. Silva and Marianne Coolman and Eric A P Steegers and Vincent W. V. Jaddoe and Henri{\"e}tte A. Moll and Albert Hofman and Johan Pieter Mackenbach and Hein Raat},
  journal={Journal of Human Hypertension},
  year={2008},
  volume={22},
  pages={483-492}
}
We examined whether maternal educational level as an indicator of socioeconomic status is associated with gestational hypertension. We also examined the extent to which the effect of education is mediated by maternal substance use (that is smoking, alcohol consumption and illegal drug use), pre-existing diabetes, anthropometrics (that is height and body mass index (BMI)) and blood pressure at enrolment. This was studied in 3262 Dutch pregnant women participating in the Generation R Study, a… CONTINUE READING

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