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Mode of birth and risk of infection-related hospitalisation in childhood: A population cohort study of 7.17 million births from 4 high-income countries

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Background The proportion of births via cesarean section (CS) varies worldwide and in many countries exceeds WHO-recommended rates. Long-term health outcomes for children born by CS are poorly understood, but limited data suggest that CS is associated with increased infection-related hospitalisation. We investigated the relationship between mode of birth and childhood infection-related hospitalisation in high-income countries with varying CS rates. Methods and findings We conducted a multico...

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10.1371/journal.pmed.1003429

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0000-0002-1806-1894
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University of Oxford
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MSD
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Population Health
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0000-0001-6434-8290
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Institution:
University of Oxford
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MSD
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NPEU
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0000-0002-1984-4575
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Public Library of Science (PLoS)
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Volume:
17
Issue:
11
Pages:
e1003429-e1003429
Publication date:
2020-11-19
Acceptance date:
2020-10-16
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1549-1676
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English
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1147088
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pubs:1147088
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2020-11-28

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