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Document ID (ISN)78148
CIS number 02-186
ISSN - Serial title 1219-1221 - Central European Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 2000
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Petrelli G., Figā-Talamanca I., Taggi F.
Title Recall of reproductive history in agricultural workers
Bibliographic information 2000, Vol.6, No.4, p.265-271. Illus. 12 ref.
Abstract The relationship between reproductive damage and occupational and environmental toxic substances has been investigated in retrospective epidemiological studies by means of time to pregnancy. This measure has been validated in several studies conducted on working populations, in particular among women. This paper attempts to evaluate the agreement between recalls of the husband and wife on reproductive history among agricultural workers. The study was carried out in an agricultural area of central Italy and involved 164 farmers, aged 20-55, licensed to handle pesticides, and their wives. Detailed data on reproductive history were collected by personal interview. Subsequently the farmers' wives were interviewed by telephone. On the basis of the results, it can reasonably be affirmed that the male's recall can be considered as acceptable to study the reproductive history in this agricultural population.
Descriptors (primary) antifertility effects; agriculture; pesticides; anamnesis
Descriptors (secondary) Italy; comparative study; sex-linked differences; expectant mothers
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceItaly
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Agricultural chemicals
Genetic factors in reaction to exposures
Antifertility and prenatal effects