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interval

noun abeyance, break, gap, halt, hiatus, interlude, intermission, interregnum, interruption, intervallum, intervening time, lapse, lull, pause, recess, respite, rest, spatium interiectum, spell, truce
See also: abeyance, cessation, discontinuance, duration, hiatus, moratorium, pause, pendency, period, point, recess, remission, space, term, time

INTERVAL. A space of time between two periods. When a person is unable to perform an act at any two given periods, but in the interval he has performed such act, as when a man is found to be insane in the months of January and March, and he enters into a contract or makes a will in the interval, in February, he will be presumed to have been insane at that time; and the onus will lie to show his sanity, on the person who affirms such act. See Lucid interval.

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Longer interpregnancy intervals (or IPI) have also been linked to adverse perinatal outcomes, including low birth weight, small for gestational age, and preterm birth, as well as increased autism risk.
Crude and adjusted odds ratios for the interpregnancy interval and autism spectrum disorder in second-born children from sibling pairs born in Manitoba to the same mother between January 1, 1988 and March 31, 2005, where no record of autism spectrum disorder was found for first-born siblings Interpregnancy Case Group 1 * interval, months Crude OR Adjusted ([section]) OR (95% CI) (95% CI) < 12 1.
8) and having had any interpregnancy interval of less than 18 months (1.
Study results, reported at the meeting, showed that the rate of congenital anomalies was lowest when the interpregnancy interval was 12-17 months and increased with both shorter and longer intervals.
We have also found that women with an interpregnancy interval of more than five years are more likely than others to have a miscarriage or stillbirth.
Multivariable logistic regression analysis was used to assess associations between cesarean delivery and subsequent stillbirth; regression models controlled for the foregoing maternal characteristics, as well as for panty, interpregnancy interval and year of birth.
Bao-Ping Zhu, an expert in epidemiology and reproductive health, analysed data from the states of Michigan and Utah to determine the effects of the interpregnancy interval on perinatal health.