Reproductive factors and risk of systemic lupus erythematosus: nationwide cohort study in Denmark.

@article{UlffMller2009ReproductiveFA,
  title={Reproductive factors and risk of systemic lupus erythematosus: nationwide cohort study in Denmark.},
  author={Constance J Ulff-M\oller and Kristian Tore J\orgensen and Bo Vestergaard Pedersen and Nete Munk Nielsen and Morten Frisch},
  journal={The Journal of rheumatology},
  year={2009},
  volume={36 9},
  pages={1903-9}
}
OBJECTIVE The female predominance in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) suggests the possible involvement of reproductive factors in its etiology. We evaluated the relationship between parity and pregnancy losses and subsequent risk of SLE in a population-based cohort study. METHODS We followed 4.4 million Danes aged 15-69 years for first inpatient hospitalizations for SLE between 1977 and 2004. As measures of relative risk, we used Poisson regression-derived hospitalization rate ratios (RR… CONTINUE READING
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