Document Detail

Air pollution and birth weight in Britain in 1946.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11338317     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Recent studies suggested that air pollution might be related to low birth weight. We tested this hypothesis on data from the British 1946 birth cohort. We found a strong association between birth weight and an air pollution index based on coal consumption. Babies born in the most polluted areas were on average 87 grams lighter than those born in the areas with the cleanest air. Adjustment for a number of sociodemographic factors did not change these estimates. While confounding by unmeasured factors cannot be ruled out, these historical data support the hypothesis that birth weight could be affected by air pollution.
M Bobak; M Richards; M Wadsworth
Related Documents :
18307707 - Developmental origin of metabolic syndrome: interaction of thinness at birth and overwe...
879747 - Effects of gestational age, birth weight, and hypoxemia on pharmacokinetics of amikacin...
9522847 - Women in the central highlands of irian jaya, indonesia.
828217 - Weight of the infant baboon (papio cynocephalus) from birth to fifteen weeks.
12682747 - Gastroschisis: determinants of neonatal outcome.
6687407 - 1981 milk feeding patterns in the united states during the first 12 months of life.
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Epidemiology (Cambridge, Mass.)     Volume:  12     ISSN:  1044-3983     ISO Abbreviation:  Epidemiology     Publication Date:  2001 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-05-07     Completed Date:  2001-09-06     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9009644     Medline TA:  Epidemiology     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  358-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, 1-19 Torrington Place, London WC1E 6BT.
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms
Air Pollution / adverse effects*
Birth Weight
Cohort Studies
Confounding Factors (Epidemiology)
Great Britain / epidemiology
Infant, Low Birth Weight*
Infant, Newborn
Risk Factors

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Previous Document:  Dermal exposure, handwashing, and hand dermatitis in the rubber manufacturing industry.
Next Document:  Prevention research and its actual application to health services.