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Maternal ambient air pollution, preterm birth and markers of fetal growth in Rhode Island: results of a hospital-based linkage study
  1. Samantha L Kingsley1,
  2. Melissa N Eliot1,
  3. Kimberly Glazer1,
  4. Yara Abu Awad2,
  5. Joel D Schwartz2,
  6. David A Savitz1,
  7. Karl T Kelsey1,3,
  8. Carmen J Marsit4,
  9. Gregory A Wellenius1
  1. 1 Department of Epidemiology, Brown University School of Public Health, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
  2. 2 Department of Environmental Health, Harvard T H Chan School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
  3. 3 Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
  4. 4 Department of Environmental Health, Emory University School of Public Health, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
  1. Correspondence to Dr Gregory A Wellenius, Department of Epidemiology, Brown University School of Public Health, Providence, Rhode Island 02912, USA; Gregory_Wellenius{at}brown.edu

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  • Contributors GAW, CJM, KTK and SLK conceived the study. YAA and JDS provided exposure assessment expertise and exposure estimates. Analyses were conducted by SLK and MNE. Additional methodological and substantive consultation was provided by DAS, KG and JDS. SLK, KG and MNE drafted the manuscript, tables and supplemental material. All authors reviewed, edited and approved the final manuscript.

  • Funding This work was supported by grant R21-ES023073 from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (National Institutes of Health), US Environmental Protection Agency grant RD83479801 and a doctoral fellowship from the Institute at Brown for Environment and Society.

  • Disclaimer The contents of this report are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the sponsoring organisations.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Ethics approval Study approval was obtained from Brown University, Women and Infants Hospital of Rhode Island and the Rhode Island Department of Health.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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Footnotes

  • Contributors GAW, CJM, KTK and SLK conceived the study. YAA and JDS provided exposure assessment expertise and exposure estimates. Analyses were conducted by SLK and MNE. Additional methodological and substantive consultation was provided by DAS, KG and JDS. SLK, KG and MNE drafted the manuscript, tables and supplemental material. All authors reviewed, edited and approved the final manuscript.

  • Funding This work was supported by grant R21-ES023073 from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (National Institutes of Health), US Environmental Protection Agency grant RD83479801 and a doctoral fellowship from the Institute at Brown for Environment and Society.

  • Disclaimer The contents of this report are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the sponsoring organisations.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Ethics approval Study approval was obtained from Brown University, Women and Infants Hospital of Rhode Island and the Rhode Island Department of Health.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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