• Prevalence of infectious diseases in preterm infants: a 2-year follow-up from the Japan Environment and Children’s Study
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    Prevalence of infectious diseases in preterm infants: a 2-year follow-up from the Japan Environment and Children’s Study

    Study design and participants Features of JECS have been published comprehensively in terms of model and design elsewhere27,28,29. In brief, the JECS is a cohort study about birth, funded by the Japan government to reach all of Japan, and it includes many elements that influence the wellbeing and growth of children. The participants were enrolled in person in 15 Regional Centres throughout Japan between January 2011 and March 2014. The current study analyzed the set of data referenced by jecs-qa-20210401 (jecs-ta-20190930), which was available in April 2021. Data from 103,057 pregnancies until 3 years postnatal were included, from which we omitted records with inappropriate data for analysis, such as those with…

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