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Parenthood and the risk of cardiovascular diseases among 0.5 million men and women: findings from the China Kadoorie Biobank

Abstract:

Women's parity has been associated with risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). It is unclear, however, whether it reflects biological effects of childbearing or uncontrolled socio-economic and lifestyle factors associated with childrearing. We assessed the association between number of children and incident CVD outcomes separately in women and men.In 2004-08, the nationwide China Kadoorie Biobank recruited 0.5 million individuals aged 30-79 years from 10 diverse regions. During 7 years of foll...

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Publication status:
Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted manuscript

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10.1093/ije/dyw144

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Department:
Oxford, MSD, Obstetrics & Gynaecology
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Department:
Oxford, MSD, Nuffield Department of Population Health, Clinical Trial Service Unit
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Department:
Oxford, MSD, Nuffield Department of Population Health, Clinical Trial Service Unit
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Grant:
088158/Z/09/Z, 104085/Z/14/Z
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Publisher:
Oxford University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
International Journal of Epidemiology Journal website
Volume:
46
Issue:
1
Pages:
180–189
Publication date:
2016-09-20
Acceptance date:
2016-05-13
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EISSN:
1464-3685
ISSN:
0300-5771
Pubs id:
pubs:616669
URN:
uri:080151de-5ae2-4e6a-beb5-5bea13880407
UUID:
uuid:080151de-5ae2-4e6a-beb5-5bea13880407
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pubs:616669

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