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Parents' age at birth of their offspring and child survival.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  14652916     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This study presents some new results on parental age as a risk factor for child survival. The study is based on individual registration forms for live births and infant deaths collected in Hungary from 1984 to 1988. Logistic regression models have been fitted for early neonatal and neonatal mortality on the one hand, and post-neonatal mortality on the other hand. Children of older males and females have significantly higher early neonatal and neonatal mortality rates compared to those of younger males and females. The impact of age of both parents remains, however, slighter than that of other biological characteristics such as previous number of fetal deaths, induced abortions, or live births. The authors discuss possible biological explanations.
Guillaume Wunsch; Catherine Gourbin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Social biology     Volume:  49     ISSN:  0037-766X     ISO Abbreviation:  Soc Biol     Publication Date:    2002 Fall-Winter
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-12-04     Completed Date:  2004-02-05     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0205621     Medline TA:  Soc Biol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  174-84     Citation Subset:  IM    
Institute of Demography, University of Louvain.
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MeSH Terms
Family Characteristics*
Hungary / epidemiology
Infant Mortality*
Infant, Newborn
Logistic Models
Paternal Age*
Survival Rate

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