Maternal effects for preterm birth: a genetic epidemiologic study of 630,000 families.

@article{Svensson2009MaternalEF,
  title={Maternal effects for preterm birth: a genetic epidemiologic study of 630,000 families.},
  author={Anna C. Svensson and Sven Sandin and Sven Cnattingius and Marie Reilly and Yudi Pawitan and Christina M. Hultman and Paul Lichtenstein},
  journal={American journal of epidemiology},
  year={2009},
  volume={170 11},
  pages={1365-72}
}
This study was undertaken to disentangle the maternal genetic from the fetal genetic effects for preterm birth and to study the possibility of these effects being explained by known risk factors. By cross-linking of the population-based Swedish Multigeneration and Medical Birth registers, 989,027 births between 1992 and 2004 were identified. Alternating logistic regression was applied to model the familial clustering with pairwise odds ratios (PORs), and covariates were included to evaluate if… CONTINUE READING

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