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Document ID (ISN)57685
CIS number 92-475
ISSN - Serial title 0095-6562 - Aviation, Space, and Environmental Medicine
Year 1990
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Daniell W.E., Vaughan T.L., Millies B.A.
Title Pregnancy outcomes among female flight attendants
Bibliographic information Sep. 1990, Vol.61, N.9, p.840-844. 25 ref.
Abstract An examination of Washington State birth certificates over a period of 4 years showed no significant relationship between maternal employment as a flight attendant and any of the adverse pregnancy outcomes examined (low birthweight, prematurity, low Apgar scores, abnormal sex ratios). Although the study confirmed a previously reported finding that female flight attendants were nearly twice as likely to report a spontaneous foetal loss as the outcome of their last pregnancy, the relative risk was only 1.3 when comparison was restricted to women employed outside the home.
Descriptors (primary) hazard evaluation; expectant mothers; flight operations; air transport
Descriptors (secondary) complications of pregnancy; statistical evaluation; abortion
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Air transportation
Risk evaluation