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Am J Epidemiol. 2000 Jan 1;151(1):57-62.

Changing paternity and the risk of preeclampsia/eclampsia in the subsequent pregnancy.

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  • 1Division of Research, Kaiser Foundation Research Institute, Kaiser Permanente, Oakland, CA 94611, USA.

Abstract

To determine whether changing paternity affects the risk of preeclampsia or eclampsia in the subsequent pregnancy and whether the effect depends on a woman's history of preeclampsia/eclampsia with her previous partner, a cohort study was conducted based on 140,147 women with two consecutive births during 1989-1991 identified through linking of annual California birth certificate data. Among women without preeclampsia/eclampsia in the first birth, changing partners resulted in a 30% increase in the risk of preeclampsia/eclampsia in the subsequent pregnancy compared with those who did not change partners (95% confidence interval: 1.1, 1.6). On the other hand, among women with preeclampsia/eclampsia in the first birth, changing partners resulted in a 30% reduction in the risk of preeclampsia/eclampsia in the subsequent pregnancy (95% confidence interval: 0.4, 1.2). The difference of the effect of changing paternity on the risk of preeclampsia/eclampsia between women with and those without a history of this condition was significant (p < 0.05 for the interaction term). The above estimates were adjusted for potential confounders. These findings suggest that the effect of changing paternity depends on the history of preeclampsia/eclampsia with the previous partner and support the hypothesis that parental human leukocyte antigen sharing may play a role in the etiology of preeclampsia/eclampsia.

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