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Relationship between maternal physical activities and preterm birth.
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PMID:  21432240     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
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A cross-sectional study was conducted in three Municipal Health Centers located in Aichi prefecture, central Japan. The main purpose of this study was to verify the interaction between maternal leisure-time physical activities prior to and/or during pregnancy and preterm birth and also, to determine the risk factors related to preterm birth. In this study of the 2,682 questionnaires delivered within one year to mothers or relatives at the Municipal Health Centers, 1,714 questionnaires were analyzed. In a univariate analysis the results showed that mothers who had a previous low birthweight or a premature baby, or who were hospitalized during pregnancy before the 37(th) week of gestation, or had an occupational activity, or carried out their household chores, or were sick, or received much medical advice and did not exercise were more likely to have a preterm baby. In multivariable logistic regression analyses, maternal hospitalization before the 37(th) week of gestation and occupational activities were significant determinants associated with preterm birth. Thus, it was verified that maternal leisure-time physical activities prior to and/or during pregnancy were not related to preterm birth.
Authors:
A S Cavalli; T Tanaka
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Environmental health and preventive medicine     Volume:  6     ISSN:  1342-078X     ISO Abbreviation:  Environ Health Prev Med     Publication Date:  2001 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-03-24     Completed Date:  2012-10-02     Revised Date:  2013-05-23    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9609642     Medline TA:  Environ Health Prev Med     Country:  Japan    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  74-81     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Graduate School of Physical Education, Division of Health Science, Chukyo University, 101 Tokodachi, Kaiza-cho, 470-0348, Toyota, Aichi-ken, Japan.
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