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Document ID (ISN)109749
CIS number 09-580
ISSN - Serial title 0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Schoenfisch A.L., Dement J.M., Rodríguez-Acosta R.L.
Title Demographic, clinical and occupational characteristics associated with early onset of delivery: Findings from the Duke Health and Safety Surveillance System, 2001-2004
Bibliographic information Nov. 2008, Vol.51, No.11, p.911-922. 84 ref.
Internet access 09-0580.pdf [in English]
Abstract This cross-sectional study explored associations between preterm delivery and demographic, clinical and occupational characteristics of women employed at a university hospital in the United States. A comprehensive surveillance system linking individual-level data from human resources, medical insurance claims and a job-exposure matrix was used to identify women with a single live birth between 2001 and 2004 and describe maternal characteristics during pregnancy. Preterm delivery occurred in 7.1% of the 1,040 cases examined, a lower prevalence than observed in the general United States population. Prevalence of preterm delivery was highest for nurses, nurses' aides and office staff. In multivariate analyses, preterm delivery was positively associated with several clinical conditions: placenta praevia, diabetes and cardiovascular disorders.
Descriptors (primary) complications of pregnancy; hospitals; expectant mothers; risk factors; women; health care personnel
Descriptors (secondary) USA; frequency rates; cross-sectional study
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the reproductive system
Health care services