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Health care in the first year of life of a prospective cohort of late-preterm and full-term infants, in Botucatu, state of Sao Paulo, Brazil, 2015-2017

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Heinzle da Silva Machado, Maria Cristina [1] ; Palombarini Santiloni, Aline Fernanda [1] ; Ferrari, Anna Paula [1] ; Garcia de Lima Parada, Cristina Maria [1] ; de Barros Leite Carvalhaes, Maria Antonieta [1] ; Pamplona Tonete, Vera Lucia [1]
Total Authors: 6
[1] Univ Estadual Paulista, Fac Med Botucatu, Botucatu, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 1
Document type: Journal article
Source: EPIDEMIOLOGIA E SERVICOS DE SAUDE; v. 30, n. 2 2021.
Web of Science Citations: 0

Objective: To assess association between late-preterm birth and use of referral health services in the first year of life. Methods: This was a prospective cohort study, with data collected from infants at 1, 3, 6, 9 and 12 months old. Maternal and birth characteristics were compared between full-term and late preterm infants. The effect of late preterm birth on the use of specialized outpatient clinic, emergency room/emergency care center, hospitalizations and intensive care unit (ICU) admissions was evaluated by calculating adjusted odds ratios. Results: 41 late preterm and 540 full-term infants differed as to frequency of low birth weight and in not staying in joint accommodation, both of which were higher in late-preterm infants, who were also more likely to be admitted to the neonatal ICU (OR=6.85 - 95%CI 2.56;18.34). Late preterm birth was not associated with the use of other referral health services. Conclusion: late preterm birth was not associated with greater use of referral health services after discharge from maternity hospital. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 15/03256-1 - Child health in the first year of life: a prospective cohort study in São Paulo's town
Grantee:Cristina Maria Garcia de Lima Parada
Support Opportunities: Regular Research Grants