Caesarean delivery and risk of developing asthma in the offspring
Article first published online: 1 FEB 2007
©2007 The Author(s)/Journal Compilation © 2007 Foundation Acta Pædiatrica/Acta Pædiatrica
Volume 96, Issue 4, page 595, April 2007
How to Cite
Werner, A., Ramlau-Hansen, C. H., Jeppesen, S. K., Thulstrup, A. M. and Olsen, J. (2007), Caesarean delivery and risk of developing asthma in the offspring. Acta Paediatrica, 96: 595. doi: 10.1111/j.1651-2227.2006.00150.x
- Issue published online: 22 MAR 2007
- Article first published online: 1 FEB 2007
- Received 25 July 2006; revised 1 November 2006; accepted 21 November 2006.
- Caesarean section;
- Follow-up study;
- Perinatal epidemiology
Aim: To evaluate the association between caesarean section and risk of developing asthma.
Method: We evaluated this association in a Danish cohort, comprising of 11 147 mothers and their babies of which 7119 mother-child pairs were included in the analyses. The mothers' reported asthma data on their children were linked to hospitalization records on mode of delivery.
Results: The adjusted odds ratio for developing asthma was 1.11 (95% CI, 0.88–1.39) for caesarean sections versus vaginal births.
Conclusion: We found no evidence that children being delivered by caesarean section have an increased risk of asthma.