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Document ID (ISN)105014
CIS number 06-674
ISSN - Serial title 0340-0131 - International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
Year 2005
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Idrovo A.J., Sanin L.H., Cole D., Chavarro J., Cáceres H., Narváez J., Restrepo M.
Title Time to first pregnancy among women working in agricultural production
Bibliographic information July 2005, Vol.78, No.6, p.493-500. 45 ref.
Abstract This study explores risk factors potentially associated with reduced fertility among women working in cut flower production. A cross-sectional study of time to first pregnancy was undertaken in 47 Colombian floriculture companies. 2,085 women were interviewed regarding potential reproductive, lifestyle and work history predictors of time-to-pregnancy (TTP), measured in months. Fertility odds ratios (FORs) were estimated for various factors associated with longer TTPs. Reduced FORs were found for the several factors, including work in flower production, less than 24 months (FOR 0.86) or two years or more (FOR 0.73).
Descriptors (primary) antifertility effects; Colombia; flower and perfume-plant growing; women; pesticides
Descriptors (secondary) non-occupational factors; smoking; expectant mothers; cross-sectional study; state of health
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceCanada; Colombia; Mexico
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Antifertility and prenatal effects
Agriculture
Agricultural chemicals
Genetic factors in reaction to exposures