Effect of relative humidity on preeclampsia

G.J. Cho, K.H. Ahn, L.Y. Kim, S.Y. Hwang, S.C. Hong, M.J. Oh, H.J. Kim
2017 Clinical and experimental obstetrics & gynecology  
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
more » ... sia. 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.
doi:10.12891/ceog3462.2017 fatcat:i2qqggwhqvbgtlajnqk3egtrmi