ABO and rhesus blood groups and adverse outcomes of pregnancy

Shai A. Linn, S. C. Schoenbaum, E. Lieberman

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review


Interview and medical-record data of 11, 659 nondiabetic, non-asthmatic women were analyzed to evaluate the relationship between ABO and Rh blood groups and adverse outcomes of pregnancy. No statistically significant associations were found in logistic regression analyses that controlled for age, race, smoking and parity. The results of our study demonstrate the importance of controlling for confounding variables, and do not support a relationship between maternal blood group and adverse pregnancy outcomes including malformations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)366-370
Number of pages5
JournalHuman Heredity
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1993
Externally publishedYes


  • Blood groups
  • Epidemiology
  • Malformations
  • Pregnancy outcomes
  • Prematurity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Genetics(clinical)
  • Genetics


Dive into the research topics of 'ABO and rhesus blood groups and adverse outcomes of pregnancy'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this