- •Advanced paternal age was associated with a higher risk of preterm birth and very early preterm birth (VPTB).
- •Advanced paternal age increased risk of preterm birth was associated mostly with the higher risk of preterm birth with premature rupture of membranes (PROM-PTB) and medically induced preterm birth (MI-PTB).
- •The maximum increase in the estimated odds ratio reached to 5.67 for preterm birth with premature rupture of membranes (PROM-PTB) was in fathers aged 35 to 44 years and mothers aged 20 to 24 years old who carried a male foetus.
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