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ID (ISN) del documento53770
Número CIS 90-985
ISSN - Título de la serie 0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
Año 1988
Número de serie
Autor(es) Goldhaber M.K., Polen M.R., Hiatt R.A.
Título The risk of miscarriage and birth defects among women who use visual display terminals during pregnancy
Información bibliográfica 1988, Vol.13, No.6, p.695-706. 29 ref.
Resumen Use of visual display terminals (VDTs) was examined in a case-control study of pregnancy outcome among 1,583 pregnant women in northern California, 1981-1982. A significantly elevated risk of miscarriage was found for working women who reported using VDTs for more than 20h per week during the first trimester of pregnancy compared to other working women who reported not using VDTs (odds ratio 1.8, 95% confidence intervals 1.2-2.8). This risk could not be explained by age, education, occupation, smoking, alcohol consumption, or other maternal characteristics. One possible explanation for these findings is that women who had adverse pregnancy outcomes may have overreported their exposures to VDTs and/or women with normal births may have underreported theirs. The findings may also be due to unmeasured factors confounded with high VDT use such as poor ergonomic conditions or job-related stress.
Descriptores (primarios) pantallas de visualización; aborto; embarazadas; mujeres; valoración de la exposición
Descriptores (secundarios) Estados Unidos; ergonomía; estudio comparado; valoración de los resultados; factores de estrés
Tipo de documento D - Artículos periódicos
Tema(s) Iluminación, color, visión
Broad subject area(s) Riesgos físicos
Navegación por categoria(s) Office work
Visual display terminals (VDTs)
Exposure evaluation
Diseases of the reproductive system