Effect of relative humidity on preeclampsia

Geum-Joon Cho, K. H. Ahn, L. Y. Kim, S. Y. Hwang, Soon Cheol Hong, Min Jeong Oh, Hai Joong Kim

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Abstract

Purpose of investigation: The authors aimed to determine the relationship between meteorological variables and hypertension in pregnancy by using data from a national weather database. Materials and Methods: For this population-based observational study, the database of the Korea National Health Insurance (KNH1) Claims of the Health Insurance Review and Assessment Service (HIRA) and Korea Meteorological Administration was used. The 48,275 women with preeclampsia among 2,495,383 women who gave birth were included. Monthly meteorological factors and preeclampsia prevalence for five years were statistically analyzed. Results: Among temperature, relative humidity, sunlight duration, and rainfall, only relative humidity had a significant inverse correlation with the preeclampsia prevalence (p < 0.001). The other meteorological factors were not associated with preeclampsia. Conclusion: Relative humidity may be a significant factor for of the development of preeclampsia. Further monitoring of weather parameters during the entire pregnancy period may be the best method for verifying the present results in the development of preeclampsia.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)264-267
Number of pages4
JournalClinical and Experimental Obstetrics and Gynecology
Volume44
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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Humidity
Pre-Eclampsia
Meteorological Concepts
Weather
Korea
Insurance Claim Review
Databases
Pregnancy
Sunlight
National Health Programs
Health Insurance
Observational Studies
Parturition
Hypertension
Temperature
Population

Keywords

  • Preeclampsia
  • Rain
  • Relative humidity
  • Sunlight
  • Temperature

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology

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Effect of relative humidity on preeclampsia. / Cho, Geum-Joon; Ahn, K. H.; Kim, L. Y.; Hwang, S. Y.; Hong, Soon Cheol; Oh, Min Jeong; Kim, Hai Joong.

In: Clinical and Experimental Obstetrics and Gynecology, Vol. 44, No. 2, 2017, p. 264-267.

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