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Response: Prepregnancy BMI and the Risk of Postpartum Anemia: What Does Information on Adverse Delivery Events Add?

Citation

Bodnar, Lisa Marie; Siega-Riz, Anna Maria; & Cogswell, Mary E. (2004). Response: Prepregnancy BMI and the Risk of Postpartum Anemia: What Does Information on Adverse Delivery Events Add?. Obesity Research, 12(11), 1904-1905.

Abstract

We thank Lao et al. for their interest in our study and welcome their comments. They contend that our reported finding of a strong, positive association between high prepregnancy BMI and the risk of postpartum anemia was due to a lack of control for the “confounding effects of parity, blood loss at delivery, postpartum hemorrhage, or cesarean delivery”. As we stated on page 943, we tested for the confounding effects of parity in the full multivariable model. Parity did not meaningfully affect the estimate and was removed from our final model. Parity data were presented in Table 1.

URL

https://doi.org/10.1038/oby.2004.237

Reference Type

Journal Article

Year Published

2004

Journal Title

Obesity Research

Author(s)

Bodnar, Lisa Marie
Siega-Riz, Anna Maria
Cogswell, Mary E.