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Parental age and child growth and development: child health check-up data.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21342351     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: The aim of the present study was to determine whether parental age has any influence on child health.
METHODS: Well-baby check-up data at 1 month and at 12 months of age were used. The trends of parental age in association with growth measurements, incidence of physical and developmental abnormalities, occurrence of low birthweight, and maternal history of spontaneous abortion were analyzed.
RESULTS: Associations between increasing paternal age and incidence of psychomotor developmental delay at 12 months, increasing paternal and maternal age and increasing birthweight, and increasing parental age and higher incidence of history of spontaneous abortion were found. The incidence of low-birthweight infants was significantly decreased with increasing paternal age.
CONCLUSIONS: Not only increasing maternal age but also increasing paternal age have influences on child development and growth in the general population.
Mariko Iwayama; Ryutaro Kira; Naoko Kinukawa; Yasunari Sakai; Hiroyuki Torisu; Masafumi Sanefuji; Yoshito Ishizaki; Yoshiaki Nose; Toshimichi Matsumoto; Toshiro Hara
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatrics international : official journal of the Japan Pediatric Society     Volume:  53     ISSN:  1442-200X     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr Int     Publication Date:  2011 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-09-29     Completed Date:  2012-01-25     Revised Date:  2012-08-09    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100886002     Medline TA:  Pediatr Int     Country:  Australia    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  709-14     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
© 2011 The Authors. Pediatrics International © 2011 Japan Pediatric Society.
Department of Pediatrics, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Birth Weight
Developmental Disabilities / etiology*
Infant, Low Birth Weight
Infant, Newborn
Middle Aged
Young Adult
Comment In:
Pediatr Int. 2012 Apr;54(2):314   [PMID:  22507167 ]

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