Effect of respiratory hospitalization during pregnancy on infant outcomes.
The purpose of this study was to determine whether maternal hospitalization for a respiratory-related condition during influenza season results in an increased risk of neonatal morbidity. With the use of a 13-year population-based cohort study of all singleton live births in Nova Scotia (1990-2002), neonatal outcomes were compared between women with and without hospital admission for respiratory illness during influenza season at any time in pregnancy. Logistic regression analyses were performed to examine infant outcomes and to estimate relative risks and 95% confidence intervals. Infants who were born to mothers who had been hospitalized for respiratory illness during influenza season at any time during pregnancy were more likely to be small for gestational age (15.3% vs 9.7%; adjusted relative risk, 1.66; 95% confidence interval, 1.11-2.49) and to have lower mean birthweight (3348.5 ± 498.2 g vs 3531.3 ± 504.1 g; β score, -86.67; P
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