Are Extremely Low Gestational Age Newborns Born to Obese Women at Increased Risk of Cerebral Palsy at 2 Years?

Jelske W van der Burg, T Michael O’Shea, Karl Kuban, Elizabeth N Allred, Nigel Paneth, Olaf Dammann, Alan Leviton

J Child Neurol. 2018 Mar;33(3):216-224.

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Overweight and obese women were not at increased risk of giving birth to a child who had CP. The risk ratios associated with overweight varied between 1.1 for quadriparesis (95% CI = 0.5, 2.1) to 2.0 for hemiparesis (95% CI = 0.4, 9.8). The risk ratios associated with obesity varied between 0.7 for diparesis (95% CI = 0.2, 2.5) to 2.5 for hemiparesis (95% CI = 0.4, 13).