Paternal age and congenital malformations in offspring in California, 1989-2002.


:This study examined the association between paternal age and a wide range of structural birth defects. Data were drawn from The California Birth Defects Monitoring Program, a population-based active surveillance system for collecting information on infants and fetuses with defects born between 1989 and 2002. The analysis included 46,114 cases with defects, plus a random sample of 36,838 non-malformed births. After adjustment for maternal age, risks of anomalies of the nervous system for 38 and 42 year-old fathers, as compared to 29 year-old fathers, were 1.05-fold [1.00, 1.11] and 1.10-fold [1.02, 1.18] higher, respectively. Similar results were observed for anomalies of the limbs, where 38 and 42 year-old fathers had a 1.06-fold [1.02, 1.11] and 1.11-fold [1.05, 1.18] higher risk, respectively. Risks of anomalies of the integument were 1.05-fold [1.00, 1.09] and 1.10-fold [1.03, 1.16] higher for 38 and 42 year olds, respectively. Young paternal age, i.e., less than 29 years, was associated with an increased risk of amniotic bands (OR: 0.87 [0.78, 0.97]), pyloric stenosis (OR: 0.93 [0.90, 0.96]) and anomalies of the great veins (OR: 0.93 [0.87, 1.00]). In sum, both advanced and young paternal age was associated with select birth defects in California between 1989 and 2002.


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    journal_title:Maternal and child health journal

    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    更新日期:2019-06-01 00:00:00

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    journal_title:Maternal and child health journal

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Nembhard WN,Salemi JL,Wang T,Loscalzo ML,Hauser KW

    更新日期:2010-03-01 00:00:00

  • Indication of Risk of Mother-to-Child Toxoplasma gondii Transmission in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana.

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    journal_title:Maternal and child health journal

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Kwofie KD,Ghansah A,Osei JH,Frempong KK,Obed S,Frimpong EH,Boakye DA,Suzuki T,Ohta N,Ayi I

    更新日期:2016-12-01 00:00:00

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    journal_title:Maternal and child health journal

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Sipsma HL,Bradley EH,Chen PG

    更新日期:2013-05-01 00:00:00

  • Cumulative Physiologic Dysfunction and Pregnancy: Characterization and Association with Birth Outcomes.

    abstract::Objective To characterize cumulative physiologic dysfunction (CPD) in pregnancy as a measure of the biological effects of chronic stress and to examine its associations with gestational age and birth weight. Methods Women ≤28 weeks gestation were enrolled from obstetric clinics in Rochester, NY and followed through th...

    journal_title:Maternal and child health journal

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: McKee KS,Seplaki C,Fisher S,Groth SW,Fernandez ID

    更新日期:2017-01-01 00:00:00

  • Neighborhood Food Access and Birth Outcomes in South Carolina.

    abstract:OBJECTIVES:Evidence of the association between food environment and birth outcomes is limited. This study aimed to examine the association between individual-level food access measures and birth outcomes. METHODS:All birth certificates (N = 15,786) from January 1, 2008 to December 31, 2009 in eight counties in South C...

    journal_title:Maternal and child health journal

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Ma X,Liu J,Hardin JW,Zhao G,Liese AD

    更新日期:2016-01-01 00:00:00

  • Reducing Iron Deficiency in 18-36-months-old US Children: Is the Solution Less Calcium?

    abstract::Objectives National surveys consistently identify iron deficiency (ID) in US children between 1 and 3 years of age, when the brain is rapidly developing and vulnerable to the effects of ID. However, controversy remains as to how best to recognize and prevent ID in young children, in part because of the multiple potent...

    journal_title:Maternal and child health journal

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Kerling EH,Souther LM,Gajewski BJ,Sullivan DK,Georgieff MK,Carlson SE

    更新日期:2016-09-01 00:00:00

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    journal_title:Maternal and child health journal

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Marcewicz LH,Anderson BL,Byams VR,Grant AM,Schulkin J

    更新日期:2017-08-01 00:00:00

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    journal_title:Maternal and child health journal

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Passey ME,Sanson-Fisher RW,Stirling JM

    更新日期:2014-12-01 00:00:00

  • Racial/Ethnic Disparities in the Association Between Preeclampsia Risk Factors and Preeclampsia Among Women Residing in Hawaii.

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    journal_title:Maternal and child health journal

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Nakagawa K,Lim E,Harvey S,Miyamura J,Juarez DT

    更新日期:2016-09-01 00:00:00

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    journal_title:Maternal and child health journal

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Zablotsky B,Rast J,Bramlett MD,Shattuck PT

    更新日期:2020-06-01 00:00:00

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    abstract:INTRODUCTION:Though interest is growing for trials comparing planned delivery mode (vaginal delivery [VD]; cesarean section [CS]) in low-risk nulliparous women, appropriate study design is unclear. Our objective was to assess feasibility of three designs (preference trial [PCT], randomized controlled trial [RCT], parti...

    journal_title:Maternal and child health journal

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Amyx MM,Althabe F,Rivo J,Pingray V,Minckas N,Belizán M,Gibbons L,Murga GT,Fiorillo ÁE,Malamud JD,Casale RA,Cormick G,Belizán JM,Feasibility of “Mode of Delivery Trial” Study Group.

    更新日期:2021-01-01 00:00:00

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    journal_title:Maternal and child health journal

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Paul DA,Mackley A,Locke RG,Stefano JL,Kroelinger C

    更新日期:2009-05-01 00:00:00

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    journal_title:Maternal and child health journal

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Simões PP,Almeida RM

    更新日期:2014-08-01 00:00:00

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    abstract::Purpose In these times of rapidly changing health care policies, those involved in the health care of women, especially during the reproductive years, have a unique and daunting opportunity. There is great potential to positively impact women's health through focus on prevention, attention to addressing disparities, a...

    journal_title:Maternal and child health journal

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Thomas M,Hutchison M,Castro G,Nau M,Shumway M,Stotland N,Spielvogel A

    更新日期:2017-03-01 00:00:00

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    journal_title:Maternal and child health journal

    pub_type: 杂志文章,多中心研究


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    更新日期:2015-05-01 00:00:00

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    journal_title:Maternal and child health journal

    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    更新日期:2011-01-01 00:00:00

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    journal_title:Maternal and child health journal

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Sullivan K,Clark J,Castrucci B,Samsel R,Fonseca V,Garcia I

    更新日期:2011-04-01 00:00:00

  • Exploring Mothers' Influence on Preschoolers' Physical Activity and Sedentary Time: A Cross Sectional Study.

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    journal_title:Maternal and child health journal

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Maltby AM,Vanderloo LM,Tucker P

    更新日期:2018-07-01 00:00:00

  • Psychosocial Stress During First Pregnancy Predicts Infant Health Outcomes in the First Postnatal Year.

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    journal_title:Maternal and child health journal

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Phelan AL,DiBenedetto MR,Paul IM,Zhu J,Kjerulff KH

    更新日期:2015-12-01 00:00:00

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    journal_title:Maternal and child health journal

    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    更新日期:2012-12-01 00:00:00

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    journal_title:Maternal and child health journal

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Puryear LJ,Nong YH,Correa NP,Cox K,Greeley CS

    更新日期:2019-10-01 00:00:00

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    journal_title:Maternal and child health journal

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Alexander LA,de la Fey Rodríguez Muñoz M,Perry DF,Le HN

    更新日期:2014-07-01 00:00:00

  • Roadmap for Effective School-Based Practices to Support Expectant and Parenting Youth: Lessons from the New Heights Program in Washington, DC.

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    journal_title:Maternal and child health journal

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Asheer S,Zief S,Neild R

    更新日期:2020-09-01 00:00:00

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    journal_title:Maternal and child health journal

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Lindberg L,Maddow-Zimet I,Kost K,Lincoln A

    更新日期:2015-05-01 00:00:00

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    journal_title:Maternal and child health journal

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Sonchak L

    更新日期:2016-07-01 00:00:00

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    journal_title:Maternal and child health journal

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Hanson JD,Nothwehr F,Yang JG,Romitti P

    更新日期:2015-07-01 00:00:00

  • Maternal confidence in child rearing: comparing data from short-term prospective surveys among Japanese and Vietnamese mothers.

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    journal_title:Maternal and child health journal

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Goto A,Quang Vinh N,Thi Tu Van N,Huu Phuc T,Nghiem Minh P,Yabe J,Yasumura S

    更新日期:2008-09-01 00:00:00

  • Ohio's Medicaid Expansion and Unmet Health Needs Among Low-Income Women of Reproductive Age.

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    journal_title:Maternal and child health journal

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Farietta TP,Lu B,Tumin R

    更新日期:2018-12-01 00:00:00

  • Using community-based participatory mixed methods research to understand preconception health in African American communities of Arizona.

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    journal_title:Maternal and child health journal

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Hussaini KS,Hamm E,Means T

    更新日期:2013-12-01 00:00:00