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Document ID (ISN)35814
CIS number 81-1093
Year 1980
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Erickson J.D., Cochran W.M., Anderson C.E.
Title Birth defects and parental occupation: preliminary results from metropolitan Atlanta.
Bibliographic information Superintendent of Documents, US Government Printing Office, Washington D.C. 20402, USA, Oct. 1980, p.53-67. 10 ref.
Abstract The mothers of 1,100 babies with selected congenital defects were interviewed and the employment histories of the parents of 989 of these babies were coded using the occupation-industry classification scheme of the US Bureau of the Census. A comparison of the frequency of a particular occupation among parents of babies with one type of defect with the frequency among parents of those with other congenital malformations indicated that the nursing profession was more frequent than expected among mothers of babies with cleft lip, with or without cleft palate. There was also an excess of 'craftsmen' in the printing industry among mothers of babies with omphalocele and gastrochisis. The unusual associations observed in this study indicate directions for further research.
Descriptors (primary) children; hospitals; expectant mothers; teratogenic effects; nursing personnel
Descriptors (secondary) printing industry; statistical evaluation; research
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Antifertility and prenatal effects
Health care services
Genetic factors in reaction to exposures