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Document ID (ISN)100436
CIS number 02-1240
ISSN - Serial title 1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 2002
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Brender J., Suarez L., Hendricks K., Baetz R.A., Larsen R.
Title Parental occupation and neural tube defect-affected pregnancies among Mexican Americans
Bibliographic information July 2002, Vol.44, No.7, p.650-656. 40 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) race-linked differences; parental exposure; job-exposure relation; expectant mothers; teratogenic effects
Descriptors (secondary) children; occupation disease relation; solvents; health care personnel; questionnaire survey; case-control study; cleaning
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Genetic factors in reaction to exposures
Antifertility and prenatal effects