Preterm Birth: A Prominent Risk Factor for Low Apgar Scores

  title={Preterm Birth: A Prominent Risk Factor for Low Apgar Scores},
  author={Maria Svenvik and Lars H. Brudin and Marie Blomberg},
  booktitle={BioMed research international},
OBJECTIVE To determine predictive risk factors for Apgar scores < 7 at 5 minutes at two hospitals providing tertiary care and secondary care, respectively. METHODS A retrospective registry cohort study of 21126 births (2006-2010) using data from digital medical records. Risk factors were analyzed by logistic regression analyses. RESULTS AS(5 min) < 7 was multivariately associated with the following: preterm birth; gestational week 32 + 0-36 + 6, OR = 3.9 (95% CI 2.9-5.3); week 28 + 0-31 + 6… CONTINUE READING


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