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Document ID (ISN)110212
CIS number 09-1252
ISSN - Serial title 1351-0711 - Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Shirangi A., Fritschi L., Holman C.D.J.
Title Maternal occupational exposures and risk of spontaneous abortion in veterinary practice
Bibliographic information Nov. 2008, Vol.65, No.11, p.719-725. 43 ref.
Abstract The objective of this study was to examine the relationship between occupational exposures and spontaneous abortion in female veterinarians. It was carried out in the form of a questionnaire survey of all graduates from Australian veterinary schools from 1960 to 2000. The response rate was 59%. Self-reported occupational exposures to anaesthetic gases, X-rays, pesticides and long working hours were examined. Data were subjected to multiple logistic regression analyses controlling for potential confounders. Increased risks of spontaneous abortion were found among women exposed to anaesthetic gases for ≥1h per week, who performed more than five radiographic examinations per week or used pesticides at work, with odds ratios of 2.49, 1.82 and 1.88 respectively.
Descriptors (primary) Australia; abortion; women; risk factors; veterinary services
Descriptors (secondary) subjective assessment; inhalation anaesthetics; pesticides; radiography; exposure evaluation; questionnaire survey; statistical evaluation; hours of work
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceAustralia; United Kingdom; USA
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