Prenatal and postnatal risk factors for infantile pneumonia in a representative birth cohort.

@article{Chen2012PrenatalAP,
  title={Prenatal and postnatal risk factors for infantile pneumonia in a representative birth cohort.},
  author={C. Hai-Peng Chen and H J Wen and Pei Chun Chen and Shio Jean Lin and Tung-liang Chiang and I-Chang Hsieh and Yue Leon Guo},
  journal={Epidemiology and infection},
  year={2012},
  volume={140 7},
  pages={1277-85}
}
Pneumonia is an important cause of mortality and morbidity in infants. However, information of risk factors for pneumonia in children aged <6 months is limited. This study aimed to evaluate the risk factors and their contribution to infantile pneumonia in a large population-based survey. Of 24,200 randomly sampled main caregivers invited, 21,248 (87.8%) participated in this study. A structured questionnaire was used to interview the main caregivers. Information regarding whether hospitalization… CONTINUE READING