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Document ID (ISN)49938
CIS number 88-1178
ISSN - Serial title 0096-1736 - Journal of Occupational Medicine
Year 1987
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Rosenberg M.J., Feldblum P.J., Marshall E.G.
Title Occupational influences on reproduction: A review of recent literature
Bibliographic information July 1987, Vol.29, No.7, p.584-591. Bibl. 1 ref.
Abstract There has been great interest in reproductive impairment, estimated to affect 30% of US couples, but the proportion of such problems resulting from occupational exposures remains unknown. This interest has spawned numerous papers that investigate the relation between occupation and reproduction. Updating a previous review, a comprehensive listing is provided of the literature published between 1981 and 1985. The review reveals common weaknesses, including inadequate sample size and poor response rates, potential for selection bias, inadequate attention to potentially confounding factors, and poor characterisation of exposure.
Descriptors (primary) statistical evaluation; antifertility effects
Descriptors (secondary) literature survey; evaluation of results; exposure evaluation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Antifertility and prenatal effects
Genetic factors in reaction to exposures
Statistical methods