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Preterm birth and unintentional injuries: risks to children, adolescents and young adults show no consistent pattern.

Calling, Susanna LU ; Palmér, Karolina LU ; Jönsson, Lena LU ; Sundquist, Jan LU ; Winkleby, Marilyn LU and Sundquist, Kristina LU (2012) In Acta paediatrica (Oslo, Norway : 1992)
Abstract
AIM: Preterm birth is associated with a number of physical and mental health issues. The aim of this study was to find out if there was also any association between individuals born preterm in Sweden between 1984 and 2006 and the risk of unintentional injuries during childhood, adolescence and young adulthood METHODS: The study followed 2,297,134 individuals, including 5.9% born preterm, from 1985 to 2007 for unintentional injuries leading to hospitalisation or death (n=244,021). The males and females were divided into four age groups: 1-5 years, 6-12 years, 13-18 years and 19-23 years. Hazard ratios were calculated for falls, transport injuries and other injuries RESULTS: After adjusting for a comprehensive set of covariates, some of the... (More)
AIM: Preterm birth is associated with a number of physical and mental health issues. The aim of this study was to find out if there was also any association between individuals born preterm in Sweden between 1984 and 2006 and the risk of unintentional injuries during childhood, adolescence and young adulthood METHODS: The study followed 2,297,134 individuals, including 5.9% born preterm, from 1985 to 2007 for unintentional injuries leading to hospitalisation or death (n=244,021). The males and females were divided into four age groups: 1-5 years, 6-12 years, 13-18 years and 19-23 years. Hazard ratios were calculated for falls, transport injuries and other injuries RESULTS: After adjusting for a comprehensive set of covariates, some of the preterm subgroups demonstrated slightly increased risks of unintentional injuries, while others showed slightly decreased risks. However, most of the estimates were borderline or non-significant in both males and females. In addition, the absolute risk differences between individuals born preterm and full term were small CONCLUSION: Despite the association between preterm birth and a variety of physical and mental health consequences, this study shows that there is no consistent risk pattern between preterm birth and unintentional injuries in childhood, adolescence and young adulthood. ©2012 The Author(s)/Acta Paediatrica ©2012 Foundation Acta Paediatrica©2012 The Author(s)/Acta Paediatrica ©2012 Foundation Acta Paediatrica. (Less)
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  abstract     = {AIM: Preterm birth is associated with a number of physical and mental health issues. The aim of this study was to find out if there was also any association between individuals born preterm in Sweden between 1984 and 2006 and the risk of unintentional injuries during childhood, adolescence and young adulthood METHODS: The study followed 2,297,134 individuals, including 5.9% born preterm, from 1985 to 2007 for unintentional injuries leading to hospitalisation or death (n=244,021). The males and females were divided into four age groups: 1-5 years, 6-12 years, 13-18 years and 19-23 years. Hazard ratios were calculated for falls, transport injuries and other injuries RESULTS: After adjusting for a comprehensive set of covariates, some of the preterm subgroups demonstrated slightly increased risks of unintentional injuries, while others showed slightly decreased risks. However, most of the estimates were borderline or non-significant in both males and females. In addition, the absolute risk differences between individuals born preterm and full term were small CONCLUSION: Despite the association between preterm birth and a variety of physical and mental health consequences, this study shows that there is no consistent risk pattern between preterm birth and unintentional injuries in childhood, adolescence and young adulthood. ©2012 The Author(s)/Acta Paediatrica ©2012 Foundation Acta Paediatrica©2012 The Author(s)/Acta Paediatrica ©2012 Foundation Acta Paediatrica.},
  author       = {Calling, Susanna and Palmér, Karolina and Jönsson, Lena and Sundquist, Jan and Winkleby, Marilyn and Sundquist, Kristina},
  issn         = {1651-2227},
  language     = {eng},
  month        = {11},
  publisher    = {Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd},
  series       = {Acta paediatrica (Oslo, Norway : 1992)},
  title        = {Preterm birth and unintentional injuries: risks to children, adolescents and young adults show no consistent pattern.},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/apa.12106},
  year         = {2012},
}