Early life factors and COVID-19 infection in England: A prospective analysis of UK Biobank participants

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This study aims to examine whether maternal smoking, birth weight, birth month and breastfeeding are associated with COVID-19 infection and hospitalisation. Maternal smoking was positively associated with COVID-19 infection. Breastfeeding was negatively associated with COVID-19 infection. The odds of being hospitalised due to COVID-19 were higher among those who had lower birthweight and mothers who were smoking during pregnancy.

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Original languageEnglish
Article number105326
Number of pages4
JournalEarly Human Development
Early online date4 Feb 2021
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2021