There are minor health risks associated with being firstborn, Cutfield said. I don’t wish firstborns to think they will become obese or obtain diabetes or high blood pressure – – it is a risk element, and the chance of getting an illness is a combination of risk factors, not really a single risk factor, he said. The report was published online Aug. 26 in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health. Using the Swedish Birth Sign-up, Cutfield’s team gathered data on women born among 1973 and 1988 who have were pregnant between 1991 and 2009.Only 34 % of these who took a leave were paid during that right time, the research revealed. At diagnosis, 20 % of families were low-income . Six months after diagnosis, another 12 % of households fell into the low-income category, the study found. The researchers said these were amazed to find such high degrees of need at a major center that has resource specialists to greatly help patients’ families facing financial problems. What it says is certainly that actually at a well-resourced, large referral middle, about a third of families are reporting food, energy or housing insecurity half a year into treatment, study lead author Dr. Kira Bona, a pediatric oncologist at Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s, said in a center information release. If anything, the numbers in our study are an underestimate of what may be seen at less well-resourced institutions, that was surprising to us somewhat, Bona added.