Low birth weight and respiratory disease in adulthood: a population-based case-control study.

Publication Type:

Journal Article


American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine, Volume 180, Issue 2, p.176-80 (2009)


2009, Adolescent, Adult, Birth Weight, Case-Control Studies, Child, Child, Preschool, Clinical Research Division, Databases, Factual, Female, Hospitalization, Humans, Infant, Infant, Low Birth Weight, Infant, Newborn, Male, Respiratory Tract Diseases, Risk Factors, Socioeconomic Factors, Young Adult


The proportion of low and very low birth weight births is increasing. Infants and children with a history of low and very low birth weight have an increased risk of respiratory illnesses, but it is unknown if clinically significant disease persists into adulthood.