Øger alkohol risikoen for præterm fødsel?

Ulrik Kesmodel, Sjúrður Fróði Olsen, Niels Jørgen Secher

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Introduction: The aim was to assess the association between alcohol intake during pregnancy and preterm delivery. Materials and methods: Women attending routine antenatal care at Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark, from 1989-1991 and 1992-1996 were eligible for the study. Our analyses included 18,228 singleton pregnancies. We obtained prospective information on alcohol intake at about 16 and 30 weeks of gestation, other lifestyle factors, maternal characteristics, and obstetrical risk factors from questionnaires completed by the women and hospital files. Results: For women with an alcohol intake of 1-2, 3-4, 5-9, and ≥ 10 drinks/week, the risk ratio (RR) of preterm delivery was 0.91 (95% CI: 0.76-1.08), 0.86 (0.64-1.15), 0.89 (0.52-1.52), and 2.93 (1.52-5.63) respectively, compared with an intake of
Original languageDanish
Pages (from-to)4578-4582
Number of pages5
JournalUgeskrift for Laeger
Issue number34
Publication statusPublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes


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