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The effect of breastfeeding on the risk of asthma in high-risk children: a case-control study in Shanghai, China

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, August 2018
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Title
The effect of breastfeeding on the risk of asthma in high-risk children: a case-control study in Shanghai, China
Published in
BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, August 2018
DOI 10.1186/s12884-018-1936-5
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Authors

Xiaona Huo, Shuyuan Chu, Li Hua, Yixiao Bao, Li Du, Jian Xu, Jun Zhang

Abstract

Increasing evidence shows that antibiotic use in pregnancy may increase the risk of childhood asthma but epidemiologic studies are still limited and findings are inconsistent. Meanwhile, exclusive and prolonged breastfeeding may prevent children from allergic diseases. We aimed to assess the association between prenatal antibiotic use and the risk of childhood asthma, and explore whether breastfeeding modifies the risk. We conducted a case-control study in Shanghai, China, from June 2015 to January 2016. A total of 634 asthma cases and 864 controls aged 3-12 years were included. Multiple logistic regressions were used to estimate crude and adjusted odds ratios (aOR). The prevalence of antibiotic use in pregnancy in the cases and controls was 7.1 and 3.5%, respectively. A significant association between prenatal antibiotic use and childhood asthma was observed (aOR: 1.7, 95% CI: 1.0-2.9), particularly in boys (aOR: 2.2, 95% CI: 1.1-4.4) and children with family history of allergic disorders (aOR: 3.1, 95% CI: 1.2-8.4). However, this association existed only in children who were not breastfed exclusively in the first six months of life (aOR 2.6, 95% CI 1.3-5.1) but not in children who were exclusively breastfed (aOR 0.9, 95% CI 0.4-2.1). Likewise, exclusive breastfeeding also decreased the association between antibiotic use in pregnancy and asthma in boys and in children with family histories of allergic diseases. Antibiotic use in pregnancy was a risk factor for childhood asthma. However, this risk may be attenuated by exclusive breastfeeding in the first six months of life, especially among high-risk children.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 67 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 15 22%
Researcher 9 13%
Student > Ph. D. Student 5 7%
Other 5 7%
Student > Master 4 6%
Other 8 12%
Unknown 21 31%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 18 27%
Nursing and Health Professions 9 13%
Unspecified 2 3%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 2 3%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 2 3%
Other 7 10%
Unknown 27 40%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 24. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 12 December 2018.
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#1,047,897
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#234
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