Birth weight and childhood onset type 1 diabetes: A case-control study in Shiraz, South of Iran

Zohreh Karamizadeh, H. Jalaeian, M. A. Kashef, M. Ebrahimi

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Abstract

To determine the relation between birth weight and age of presentation of type 1 diabetes and assess its risk factors, a case-control study was done on all diabetic patients under the age of 15, who were registered in Shiraz Diabetic Center or admitted in Namazi Hospital. A case group of 87 diabetic patients were matched with a control group of 100 healthy individuals. Birth weight ≥ 4kg was determined to be a risk factor for diabetes (odds ratio: 2.04). A weak association was found between birth weight ≤ 2.4 kg and diabetes development.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)164-166
Number of pages3
JournalIranian Journal of Medical Sciences
Volume31
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Birth weight
  • Diabetes mellitus type 1
  • Risk factors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)
  • Immunology and Microbiology (miscellaneous)
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics (miscellaneous)

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