Andrew McGurn, Brittany Watchmaker, Kaavya Adam, Jeff Ni, Piotr Babinski, Hannah Friedman, Bridget Boyd, Lara R. Dugas, Talar Markossian
Abstract: Introduction. Evidence suggests that early-life antibiotic use can alter gut microbiome, predisposing children to obesity. The obesity epidemic has a disproportionate effect on individuals from lower socioeconomic status (SES). Thus, this study aims to explore the link between SES and antibiotic use. Design. We performed a retrospective cohort study of all babies born at and receiving 2 or more outpatient visits at a large, suburban health system in Illinois (United States) between 2007 and 2017. We collected…
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