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Birth Month Affects Lifetime Disease Risk: A Phenome-Wide Method

OPEN Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association : JAMIA | 5 Jun 2015

MR Boland, Z Shahn, D Madigan, G Hripcsak and NP Tatonetti
Abstract
An individual’s birth month has a significant impact on the diseases they develop during their lifetime. Previous studies reveal relationships between birth month and several diseases including atherothrombosis, asthma, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and myopia, leaving most diseases completely unexplored. This retrospective population study systematically explores the relationship between seasonal affects at birth and lifetime disease risk for 1688 conditions.
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Attention, Hyperactivity, Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder
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