||Variables that were
significant risk factors for apnea of prematurity in the bivariate analysis
were first-degree consanguinity, multiple gestation and presence of
complications during pregnancy.
First-degree consanguinity was significantly higher among
Moslems compared with Christians (13 percent vs. 2 percent, respectively).
Moreover, it was strongly and inversely associated with maternal education
and was significantly more prevalent among nonworking mothers as well as
among fathers holding technical or clerical jobs.