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Lookup NU author(s): Dr Michael Wright,
Professor Liam Donaldson,
Professor Sir John BurnORCiD
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Study objective - To test the hypothesis that children born to mothers living near the sea are at increased risk of limb reduction defects. Design - Descriptive data analysis. Setting - The northern health region of England. Patients - All children born between 1 January 1985 and 31 December 1992 in the northern region of England with isolated limb reduction defects. Main results - The birth prevalence of isolated Limb reduction defects was not affected by the distance the mother lived from the sea. There was some evidence of space-time clustering, but there was no evidence of statistically significant variation in the occurrence of the condition with sex, time of birth (monthly or yearly), or county of birth. Conclusions - There is no evidence that children born to mothers living near the sea are at increased risk of limb reduction defects.
Author(s): Wright MJ, Newell JN, Charlton ME, Hey EN, Donaldson LJ, Burn J
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health
Print publication date: 01/06/1995
ISSN (print): 0143-005X
ISSN (electronic): 1470-2738
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