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Research Article

Impact of Maternal Obesity on Inhaled Corticosteroid Use in Childhood: A Registry Based Analysis of First Born Children and a Sibling Pair Analysis

  • Adrian J. Lowe mail,

    lowea@unimelb.edu.au

    Affiliations: Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Epidemiology and Global Health, Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Melbourne, Australia, Centre for Molecular, Environmental, Genetic and Analytic Epidemiology, School of Population Health, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia

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  • Cecilia Ekeus,

    Affiliations: Department of Woman and Child Health, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden, Centre for Health Equity Studies (CHESS), Karolinska Institutet/Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden

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  • Lennart Bråbäck,

    Affiliations: Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden, Department of Research and Development, Västernorrland County Council, Sundsvall, Sweden

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  • Kristiina Rajaleid,

    Affiliation: Centre for Health Equity Studies (CHESS), Karolinska Institutet/Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden

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  • Bertil Forsberg,

    Affiliation: Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden

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  • Anders Hjern

    Affiliations: Centre for Health Equity Studies (CHESS), Karolinska Institutet/Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden, Centre for Epidemiology, National Board of Health and Welfare, Stockholm, Sweden, Clinical Epidemiology, Department of Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden

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  • Published: June 28, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0067368

About the Authors

Adrian J. Lowe, Lennart Bråbäck, Bertil Forsberg
Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden
Adrian J. Lowe
Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Epidemiology and Global Health, Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden
Adrian J. Lowe
Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Melbourne, Australia
Adrian J. Lowe
Centre for Molecular, Environmental, Genetic and Analytic Epidemiology, School of Population Health, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
Cecilia Ekeus
Department of Woman and Child Health, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
Cecilia Ekeus, Kristiina Rajaleid, Anders Hjern
Centre for Health Equity Studies (CHESS), Karolinska Institutet/Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden
Lennart Bråbäck
Department of Research and Development, Västernorrland County Council, Sundsvall, Sweden
Anders Hjern
Centre for Epidemiology, National Board of Health and Welfare, Stockholm, Sweden
Anders Hjern
Clinical Epidemiology, Department of Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden

Corresponding Author

Email: lowea@unimelb.edu.au

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: AL BF AH. Performed the experiments: AH. Analyzed the data: AL CE KR AH. Wrote the paper: AL CE LB BF AH KR.