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Document ID (ISN)46036
CIS number 86-792
ISSN - Serial title 0355-3140 - Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health
Year 1986
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Schwartz D.A., Newsum L.A., Heifetz R.M.
Title Parental occupation and birth outcome in an agricultural community
Bibliographic information Feb. 1986, Vol.12, No.1, p.51-54. 20 ref.
Abstract Investigation based on the review of birth records in a major hospital in Imperial Country, California, USA. Of all singleton births occurring within a 4-year period (2,463 births), 40.2% involved children at least one of whose parents were agricultural workers. The progeny of agricultural and non-agricultural workers were similar with regard to sex ratios, prevalence of low birth-weight infants, stillbirth rate, minor and major malformation rates and prevalence of neonatal deaths. Limb reduction defects, however, occurred more frequently among children of agricultural workers (rate ratio=2.3). The rate was 3 to 14 times higher when compared to the US rate. These findings suggest that agricultural workers in the USA may be at excess risk of producing a child with a limb reduction defect.
Descriptors (primary) USA; agriculture; teratogenic effects
Descriptors (secondary) children; epidemiologic study; pesticides
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Antifertility and prenatal effects
Agriculture
Genetic factors in reaction to exposures