Pneumonia and pregnancy outcomes: A nationwide population-based study

Yi Hua Chen, Joseph Keller, I. Te Wang, Ching Chun Lin, Herng Ching Lin

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Objective: Using 2 nationwide population-based datasets, this study aimed to assess the risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes, including low birthweight (LBW), preterm birth, small for gestational age (SGA), cesarean section (CS), lower Apgar score, and preeclampsia/eclampsia, between women with and without pneumonia. Study Design: This study included 1462 women who had been hospitalized with pneumonia during pregnancy and used 7310 matched women without pneumonia as a comparison group. Results: Compared to women without pneumonia, conditional logistic regression analyses showed that the adjusted odds ratios for LBW, preterm birth, SGA, CS, Apgar scores

Original languageEnglish
JournalAmerican Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2012


  • pneumonia
  • pregnancy
  • pregnancy outcome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology

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