Postneonatal mortality due to respiratory illnesses is known to be inversely related to maternal age, but the possible role of young motherhood as a risk factor for respiratory morbidity in infants has not been thoroughly explored.
The authors studied the incidence of lower respiratory tract illnesses during the first year of life, as ascertained by health plan pediatricians, in over 1,200 infants enrolled at birth between 1980 and 1984 in Tucson, Arizona.
The incidence of wheezing lower respiratory tract illnesses increased significantly (p=0.005) with decreasing maternal age, whereas the incidence of nonwheezing lower respiratory tract illness was independent of maternal age.
Mots-clés Pascal : Bronchiolite, Age mère, Arizona, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Nouveau né pathologie, Epidémiologie, Appareil respiratoire pathologie, Nouveau né, Homme, Incidence, Facteur risque, Bronche pathologie, Râle sibilant
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Bronchiolitis, Maternal age, Arizona, United States, North America, America, Newborn diseases, Epidemiology, Respiratory disease, Newborn, Human, Incidence, Risk factor
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