The aim of this study was to estimate the recurrence risk for stillbirth and infant death and compare results for offspring of first-cousin parents with results for offspring of unrelated parents.
The study population consisted of all single births with a previous sibling born in Norway between 1967 and 1994.
Altogether, 629 888 births were to unrelated parents, and 3466 births were to parents who were first cousins.
The risk of stillbirth and infant death was estimated for subsequent siblings contingent on parental consanguinity and survival of the previous sibling.
For unrelated parents, the risk of early death (stillbirth plus infant death) for the subsequent sibling was 17 of 1000 if the previous child survived and 67 of 1000 if the previous child died before I year of age.
For parents who were first cousins, the risk of early death for the subsequent sibling was 29 of 1000 if the previous child survived and 116 of 1000 if the previous child died.
The risk of recurrence of stillbirth and infant death is higher for offspring of first-cousin parents compared with offspring of unrelated parents.
Mots-clés Pascal : Consanguinité, Parent, Mort né, Mort, Epidémiologie, Facteur risque, Récidive, Nourrisson, Homme, Norvège, Europe
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Consanguinity, Parent, Stillborn, Death, Epidemiology, Risk factor, Relapse, Infant, Human, Norway, Europe
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0227387
Code Inist : 002B30A01A2. Création : 16/11/1999.