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Document ID (ISN)109125
CIS number 09-99
ISSN - Serial title 1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Simcox A.A., Jaakkola J.J.K.
Title Does work as a nurse increase the risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes?
Bibliographic information May 2008, Vol.50, No.5, p.590-592. 11 ref.
Abstract A population-based study was conducted to assess whether work as a nurse during pregnancy increased the risk of low birth weight, preterm delivery, and small-for-gestational-age. The study population was selected from The Finnish Prenatal Environment and Health Study of 2568 newborns and included 128 newborns of nurses and 559 newborns of office workers as a reference group. The risk of low birth weight (odds ratio OR 1.02) and preterm delivery (OR 0.81) did not differ between newborns of nurses and office workers, but the risk of small-for-gestational-age was substantially higher among newborns of nurses (OR 1.99).
Descriptors (primary) Finland; nursing personnel; expectant mothers; risk factors; embryotropic effects
Descriptors (secondary) case-control study; statistical evaluation; women; cohort study
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Antifertility and prenatal effects
Health care services
Genetic factors in reaction to exposures