Table 3

Significant predictors of birth weight and length
Beta p
Birthweight*
Older age at disease onset −0.188 0.012
Preterm delivery −0.331 < 0.001
Caesarean delivery −0.233 0.003
Birthlength*
Preterm delivery −0.307 < 0.001

* Other possible predictors included in the models (age at conception, educational level, disease duration, Expanded Disability Status Scale, previous pregnancies and abortions, smoking, alcohol glucocorticoid and substance exposure during pregnancy, gestational age, caesarean delivery, gender of the baby) were not significantly associated with the dependent variable (p > 0.12).

Giannini et al.

Giannini et al. BMC Neurology 2012 12:124   doi:10.1186/1471-2377-12-124

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