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Vigorous Leisure Activity and Pregnancy Outcome

Citation

Evenson, Kelly R.; Siega-Riz, Anna Maria; Savitz, David A.; Leiferman, Jenn A.; & Thorp, John M., Jr. (2002). Vigorous Leisure Activity and Pregnancy Outcome. Epidemiology, 13(6), 653-9.

Abstract

Background: Preterm birth is the leading cause of perinatal mortality in North America and Europe and a major predictor of neonatal and infant morbidity. Postterm birth is associated with increased infant mortality and morbidity, as well as increased frequency of surgical or induced labor. Because vigorous leisure activity may affect timing of delivery, this study examined association between vigorous leisure activity and birth outcomes.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/00001648-200211000-00009

Reference Type

Journal Article

Journal Title

Epidemiology

Author(s)

Evenson, Kelly R.
Siega-Riz, Anna Maria
Savitz, David A.
Leiferman, Jenn A.
Thorp, John M., Jr.

Year Published

2002

Volume Number

13

Issue Number

6

Pages

653-9

Reference ID

2002