|Document ID (ISN)||100436|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Brender J., Suarez L., Hendricks K., Baetz R.A., Larsen R.
||Parental occupation and neural tube defect-affected pregnancies among Mexican Americans
||July 2002, Vol.44, No.7, p.650-656. 40 ref.
||In this case-control study, it was examined whether parental occupational exposures were related to neural tube defect (NTD)-affected pregnancies among Mexican Americans living along the Texas-Mexico border. Case women were 184 Mexican-American women with NTD-affected pregnancies; control women were 225 study-area residents who delivered normal babies during the same period as the case women. The women were interviewed in person about maternal and paternal occupations and work exposures during the peri-conceptional period. Compared with control women, case women were more likely to have had occupational exposures to solvents and also were more likely to have worked in cleaning or health care occupations than control women. No compelling associations were found between paternal work exposures or occupations and NTDs in offspring in this population.
||race-linked differences; parental exposure; job-exposure relation; expectant mothers; teratogenic effects
||children; occupation disease relation; solvents; health care personnel; questionnaire survey; case-control study; cleaning
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology
||Genetic factors in reaction to exposures
Antifertility and prenatal effects