Ambient Temperature and Stillbirth: A Multi-Center Retrospective Cohort Study

Author Affiliations open 1Epidemiology Branch, Division of Intramural Population Health Research, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), Bethesda, Maryland, USA 2Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Branch, Division of Intramural Population Health Research, NICHD, Bethesda, Maryland, USA 3The Emmes Corporation, Rockville, Maryland, USA PDF Version (446 KB) Abstract About This Article Supplemental Material Background: Climate change is expected to have adverse health effects, but the association between extreme ambient temperatures and stillbirth is unclear. Objectives: We investigated acute and chronic associations between extreme ambient temperatures and stillbirth risk, and estimated the attributable risk associated with local temperature extremes in the United States. Methods: We linked 223,375 singleton births ≥23 weeks of gestation (2002–2008) from 12 U.S. sites to local temperature. Chronic exposure to hot (>90th percentile), cold (
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