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Children's Hospital Admissions and Mother's Menstruation

Br Med J 1970; 2 doi: (Published 04 April 1970) Cite this as: Br Med J 1970;2:27

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  1. Katharina Dalton


    Of 100 children's emergency admissions to hospital nearly half (49%) were admitted during the mother's paramenstruum. There was a statistically significant association between the mother's menstruation and the child's admission both for accidents and for illnesses. The eldest child in the family appeared to be most affected.