|Document ID (ISN)||109125|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Simcox A.A., Jaakkola J.J.K.
||Does work as a nurse increase the risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes?
||May 2008, Vol.50, No.5, p.590-592. 11 ref.
||09-0099.pdf [in English]
||A population-based study was conducted to assess whether work as a nurse during pregnancy increased the risk of low birth weight, preterm delivery, and small-for-gestational-age. The study population was selected from The Finnish Prenatal Environment and Health Study of 2568 newborns and included 128 newborns of nurses and 559 newborns of office workers as a reference group. The risk of low birth weight (odds ratio OR 1.02) and preterm delivery (OR 0.81) did not differ between newborns of nurses and office workers, but the risk of small-for-gestational-age was substantially higher among newborns of nurses (OR 1.99).
||Finland; nursing personnel; expectant mothers; risk factors; embryotropic effects
||case-control study; statistical evaluation; women; cohort study
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||United Kingdom|
||Commerce, services, offices
|Broad subject area(s)
||Industries and occupations
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
||Health care services
Genetic factors in reaction to exposures
Antifertility and prenatal effects