Birth characteristics and Wilms tumors in children in the Nordic countries: a register-based case-control study

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Birth characteristics and Wilms tumors in children in the Nordic countries : a register-based case-control study. / Schüz, Joachim; Schmidt, Lisbeth Samsø; Kogner, Per; Lähteenmäki, Päivi M; Pal, Niklas; Stokland, Tore; Schmiegelow, Kjeld.

I: International Journal of Cancer, Bind 128, Nr. 9, 2011, s. 2166-73.

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Schüz, J, Schmidt, LS, Kogner, P, Lähteenmäki, PM, Pal, N, Stokland, T & Schmiegelow, K 2011, 'Birth characteristics and Wilms tumors in children in the Nordic countries: a register-based case-control study', International Journal of Cancer, bind 128, nr. 9, s. 2166-73. https://doi.org/10.1002/ijc.25541

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Schüz, J., Schmidt, L. S., Kogner, P., Lähteenmäki, P. M., Pal, N., Stokland, T., & Schmiegelow, K. (2011). Birth characteristics and Wilms tumors in children in the Nordic countries: a register-based case-control study. International Journal of Cancer, 128(9), 2166-73. https://doi.org/10.1002/ijc.25541

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Schüz J, Schmidt LS, Kogner P, Lähteenmäki PM, Pal N, Stokland T o.a. Birth characteristics and Wilms tumors in children in the Nordic countries: a register-based case-control study. International Journal of Cancer. 2011;128(9):2166-73. https://doi.org/10.1002/ijc.25541

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Schüz, Joachim ; Schmidt, Lisbeth Samsø ; Kogner, Per ; Lähteenmäki, Päivi M ; Pal, Niklas ; Stokland, Tore ; Schmiegelow, Kjeld. / Birth characteristics and Wilms tumors in children in the Nordic countries : a register-based case-control study. I: International Journal of Cancer. 2011 ; Bind 128, Nr. 9. s. 2166-73.

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title = "Birth characteristics and Wilms tumors in children in the Nordic countries: a register-based case-control study",
abstract = "Little is known about causes of Wilms tumor. Because of the young age at diagnosis, several studies have looked at various birth characteristics. We conducted a registry-based case-control study involving 690 cases of Wilms tumor aged 0-14 years, occurring in Denmark, Finland, Norway or Sweden during 1985-2006, individually matched to five controls drawn randomly from the Nordic childhood population. Information on birth characteristics was obtained from the population-based medical birth registries. We estimated odds ratios (ORs) and 95{\%} confidence intervals (CIs) using conditional logistic regression analysis. We observed a distinct association between Wilms tumor and high birth weight (=4 kg) for girls (OR 1.97, CI 1.50-2.59) but not for boys (1.04, 0.78-1.38); overall, the OR was 1.43 (1.17-1.74). Among girls, risk increased by 28{\%} (15-42{\%}) per 500 g increase in birth weight. Large-for-gestational age girls also had a higher risk (2.48, 1.51-4.05), whereas no effect was seen for boys (1.12, 0.60-2.07). An association was seen with Apgar score at 5 min <7 for both sexes combined (5.13, 2.55-10.3). ORs close to unity were seen for parental age and birth order. In our large-scale, registry-based study, we confirmed earlier observations of an association between high birth weight and risk of Wilms tumor, but we found an effect only in girls. The higher risk of infants with low Apgar score might reflect hypoxia causing cell damage, adverse side effects of neonatal treatment or reverse causation as low Apgar score might indicate the presence of a tumor.",
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T1 - Birth characteristics and Wilms tumors in children in the Nordic countries

T2 - a register-based case-control study

AU - Schüz, Joachim

AU - Schmidt, Lisbeth Samsø

AU - Kogner, Per

AU - Lähteenmäki, Päivi M

AU - Pal, Niklas

AU - Stokland, Tore

AU - Schmiegelow, Kjeld

N1 - Copyright © 2010 UICC.

PY - 2011

Y1 - 2011

N2 - Little is known about causes of Wilms tumor. Because of the young age at diagnosis, several studies have looked at various birth characteristics. We conducted a registry-based case-control study involving 690 cases of Wilms tumor aged 0-14 years, occurring in Denmark, Finland, Norway or Sweden during 1985-2006, individually matched to five controls drawn randomly from the Nordic childhood population. Information on birth characteristics was obtained from the population-based medical birth registries. We estimated odds ratios (ORs) and 95% confidence intervals (CIs) using conditional logistic regression analysis. We observed a distinct association between Wilms tumor and high birth weight (=4 kg) for girls (OR 1.97, CI 1.50-2.59) but not for boys (1.04, 0.78-1.38); overall, the OR was 1.43 (1.17-1.74). Among girls, risk increased by 28% (15-42%) per 500 g increase in birth weight. Large-for-gestational age girls also had a higher risk (2.48, 1.51-4.05), whereas no effect was seen for boys (1.12, 0.60-2.07). An association was seen with Apgar score at 5 min <7 for both sexes combined (5.13, 2.55-10.3). ORs close to unity were seen for parental age and birth order. In our large-scale, registry-based study, we confirmed earlier observations of an association between high birth weight and risk of Wilms tumor, but we found an effect only in girls. The higher risk of infants with low Apgar score might reflect hypoxia causing cell damage, adverse side effects of neonatal treatment or reverse causation as low Apgar score might indicate the presence of a tumor.

AB - Little is known about causes of Wilms tumor. Because of the young age at diagnosis, several studies have looked at various birth characteristics. We conducted a registry-based case-control study involving 690 cases of Wilms tumor aged 0-14 years, occurring in Denmark, Finland, Norway or Sweden during 1985-2006, individually matched to five controls drawn randomly from the Nordic childhood population. Information on birth characteristics was obtained from the population-based medical birth registries. We estimated odds ratios (ORs) and 95% confidence intervals (CIs) using conditional logistic regression analysis. We observed a distinct association between Wilms tumor and high birth weight (=4 kg) for girls (OR 1.97, CI 1.50-2.59) but not for boys (1.04, 0.78-1.38); overall, the OR was 1.43 (1.17-1.74). Among girls, risk increased by 28% (15-42%) per 500 g increase in birth weight. Large-for-gestational age girls also had a higher risk (2.48, 1.51-4.05), whereas no effect was seen for boys (1.12, 0.60-2.07). An association was seen with Apgar score at 5 min <7 for both sexes combined (5.13, 2.55-10.3). ORs close to unity were seen for parental age and birth order. In our large-scale, registry-based study, we confirmed earlier observations of an association between high birth weight and risk of Wilms tumor, but we found an effect only in girls. The higher risk of infants with low Apgar score might reflect hypoxia causing cell damage, adverse side effects of neonatal treatment or reverse causation as low Apgar score might indicate the presence of a tumor.

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DO - http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ijc.25541

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VL - 128

SP - 2166

EP - 2173

JO - International Journal of Cancer

JF - International Journal of Cancer

SN - 0020-7136

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