To investigate the association between birth weight of offspring and mortality among fathers and mothers in the west of Scotland.
Prospective observational study.
794 married couples in Renfrew district of the west of Scotland.
Mortality from all causes and from cardiovascular disease over 15 year follow up.
Women who had heavier babies were taller, had higher body mass index and better lung function, and were less likely to be smokers than mothers of lighter babies.
Fathers of heavier babies were taller and less likely to be smokers than fathers of lighter babies.
Mortality was inversely related to offspring's birth weight for both mothers (relative rate for a 1 kg lower birth weight 1.82 (95% confidence interval 1.23 to 2.70)) and fathers (relative rate 1.35 (1.03 to 1.79)). For mortality from cardiovascular disease, inverse associations were seen for mothers (2.00 (1.18 to 3.33)) and fathers (1.52 (1.03 to 2.17)). Adjustment for blood pressure, plasma cholesterol, body mass index, height, social class, area based deprivation category, smoking, lung function, angina, bronchitis, and electrocardiographic evidence of ischaemia had little effect on these risk estimates, although levels of statistical significance were reduced. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Poids naissance, Enfant, Homme, Mortalité, Parent, Ecosse, Grande Bretagne, Royaume Uni, Europe, Corrélation, Facteur risque, Epidémiologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Birth weight, Child, Human, Mortality, Parent, Scotland, Great Britain, United Kingdom, Europe, Correlation, Risk factor, Epidemiology
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0018031
Code Inist : 002B30A01A2. Création : 17/04/1998.