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Male and female employment in the textile industry in relation to miscarriage and preterm delivery.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8876799     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
To address potential reproductive hazards in textile manufacturing, we conducted a community-based case-control study in central North Carolina. Miscarriage cases were identified from medical records (280 interviewed cases): preterm delivery cases and term, normal birth weight controls (454 and 605, respectively) were identified from area hospitals. Exposures were based on job title, an interview concerning textile-related exposures, expert imputation of exposure based on job titles and interviews, and self-reported exposures by women. Relative to women and men working in nonhazardous occupations, workers in the textile industry were not at increased risk of miscarriage or preterm delivery, with the possible exception of preterm delivery among women and men employed in sectors other than knitting and yarn mills and men employed in yarn mills. Inferred exposures to specific agents were also not associated with adverse pregnancy outcome. Subject to uncertainty in exposure assessment and nonresponse, these data indicate an absence of adverse effects of the textile workplace environment on these pregnancy outcomes.
D A Savitz; K M Brett; N J Baird; C K Tse
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of industrial medicine     Volume:  30     ISSN:  0271-3586     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Ind. Med.     Publication Date:  1996 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-02-05     Completed Date:  1997-02-05     Revised Date:  2007-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8101110     Medline TA:  Am J Ind Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  307-16     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill 27599, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Case-Control Studies
Confidence Intervals
Logistic Models
Maternal Exposure / adverse effects*,  statistics & numerical data
North Carolina / epidemiology
Occupational Diseases / epidemiology*
Occupational Exposure*
Occupations / classification
Odds Ratio
Paternal Exposure / adverse effects*,  statistics & numerical data
Pregnancy Complications / epidemiology*
Pregnancy Outcome / epidemiology*
Retrospective Studies
Risk Factors
Sampling Studies
Sex Distribution
Textile Industry / statistics & numerical data*
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