Does overweight before pregnancy reduce the occurrence of gastroschisis?: the Japan Environment and Children's Study

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From: BMC Research Notes(Vol. 13, Issue 1)
Publisher: BioMed Central Ltd.
Document Type: Report
Length: 3,030 words
Lexile Measure: 1420L

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Objective For several observational studies that have reported the factors related to gastroschisis, the target population in these studies was mainly residents of Europe or the US, and there is little data on the Asian population. In this study, we summarised characteristics of Japanese women who delivered infants with gastroschisis, particularly focusing on the pre-pregnancy body mass index (BMI), which was found to be inversely associated with gastroschisis in past studies, because the distribution of BMI is clearly different in Asia and the West. Results We used data from a nationwide birth cohort study which recruited pregnant women between 2011 and 2014. Among 92,796 women who delivered singleton live births, the frequency of underweight (pre-pregnancy BMI Keywords: Pre-pregnancy body mass index, Overweight, Gastroschisis, Birth cohort, Japan

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