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Document ID (ISN)69718
CIS number 97-1745
ISSN - Serial title 1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 1997
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Schenker M.B., et al.
Title Self-reported stress and reproductive health of female lawyers
Bibliographic information June 1997, Vol.39, No.6, p.556-568. 40 ref.
Abstract In a questionnaire survey of 584 female lawyers aged 25 to 63, job hours per week was a strong predictor of job stress. Women who worked more than 45 hours per week during their first trimester of pregnancy were more likely to report high stress at work during pregnancy. Weekly job hours during the first trimester of pregnancy showed a strong independent association with spontaneous abortion risk, as did 7 or more alcohol drinks per week. Self-reported stress during pregnancy was positively, but not significantly, associated with spontaneous abortion.
Descriptors (primary) antifertility effects; women; mental stress
Descriptors (secondary) alcoholism; hours of work; abortion; social aspects; risk factors; expectant mothers; questionnaire survey
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Psychology and sociology
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Mental stress and burnout
Genetic factors in reaction to exposures
Alcohol and drug abuse
Antifertility and prenatal effects