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Document ID (ISN)111559
CIS number 11-0213
ISSN - Serial title 0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
Year 2010
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Wong E.Y., Ray R., Gao D.L., Wernli K.J., Li W., Fitzgibbons E.D., Camp J.E., Heagerty P.J., De Roos A.J., Holt V.L., Thomas D.B., Checkoway H.
Title Physical activity, physical exertion, and miscarriage risk in women textile workers in Shanghai, China
Bibliographic information 2010, Vol.53, p.497-505. 31 ref.
Abstract Strenuous occupational physical activity and physical demands may be risk factors for adverse reproductive outcomes. This retrospective study in the Shanghai, China, textile industry collected women's self-reported reproductive history. Occupational physical activity was assessed from an industry-specific job-exposure matrix. Data were subjected to multivariate logistic regression analyses. Compared with women employed in sedentary jobs, a reduced risk of miscarriage was found for women working in jobs with either light (odds ratio (OR) 0.18) or medium (OR 0.24) physical activity during the first pregnancy and over all pregnancies (light OR 0.32; medium OR 0.43). However frequent crouching was associated with elevated risks (OR 1.82).
Descriptors (primary) China; abortion; physical workload; work posture; women; textile industry; risk factors
Descriptors (secondary) squatting posture; cohort study; statistical evaluation; job-exposure relation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Textile and clothing industries
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Textile industry
Risk evaluation
Women