Volume 18, Number 65 (Jul 2008)                   J Mazandaran Univ Med Sci 2008, 18(65): 87-90 | Back to browse issues page


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Ghaffari J, Nazari Z, Gharegozlou M. Evaluating the relationship of the pre-term, method of delivery and breastfeeding with asthma. J Mazandaran Univ Med Sci. 2008; 18 (65) :87-90
URL: http://jmums.mazums.ac.ir/article-1-484-en.html

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Background and Purpose: Asthma is the most common chronic disease in children. The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between pre-term delivery and breastfeeding with asthma.
Materials and Methods: We studied 228 asthmatic patients who were referred to the Allergy Department in Children’s Medical Center (Tehran). Asthma was diagnosed based on the history, physical exam and dspirometery (if possible) by an allergist. Pre-term and method of delivery was on delivery card and breastfeeding duration (divided 6 months or more), was based on Mothers statement to gain data and was analyzed by T-test.
Results: 228 asthmatic patients (aged 5-17 years) of whom were 132 Males and 96 Females. 216 cases were term and 12 cases pre-term. Exclusive breastfeeding duration for at least 6 months was reported in 183 cases. Cesarean section was in 78 cases (34.22%), while normal delivery was observed in 150cases (65.78%).
Conclusion: In this study, breastfeeding (at least 6 months) and normal delivery can be decreased by asthma however, pre-term delivery was not affected by the asthma prevalence.
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