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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    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    更新日期:2006-11-01 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:2016-12-01 00:00:00

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    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    更新日期:2016-08-01 00:00:00

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    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    更新日期:2006-09-01 00:00:00

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    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    更新日期:2015-03-01 00:00:00

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    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    pub_type: 杂志文章,已发布勘误


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    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    更新日期:2013-01-01 00:00:00