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Table 3 Association between Cesarean Section and Cytokine Secretion by CBMCs

From: Mode of delivery and cord blood cytokines: a birth cohort study

   Adjusted
Outcome   β* p-value
IL-13    
  Media 0.9 0.08
  Fel d 1 1.56 0.007
  Der f 1 1.9 0.0006
  PHA 1.82 0.002
  LPS 1.38 0.01
IFN-γ    
  Media 1.24 0.02
  Fel d 1 1.23 0.01
  Der f 1 0.90 0.07
  PHA 1.27 0.03
  LPS 0.76 0.17
IL-10    
  Media -0.66 0.08
  Fel d 1 -0.51 0.42
  Der f 1 -0.36 0.60
  PHA -0.11 0.88
  LPS -0.19 0.70
  1. *Change of one log10 pg/ml cytokine level in children born by cesarean section as compared to children born by vaginal delivery.
  2. ‡Foroutcome IL-13, model adjusted for maternal age, maternal atopy, neonatal birth weight, neonatal gestational age, and neonatal birth length.
  3. For outcome IFN-γ, model adjusted for maternal age, maternal atopy, and neonatal birth weight.
  4. For outcome IL-10, model adjusted for maternal age, neonatal gestational age, and neonatal birth weight.