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Perinatal mortality and residential proximity to an industrial park.
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PMID:  18479994     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The authors' objective was to determine whether residential proximity to an industrial park (IP) is associated with increased perinatal mortality (PM). This semiecological study included 63,850 delivered births with 840 cases of PM (1995-2000). The authors categorized the study populations by ethnicity (ie, Bedouin and Jewish) and type of locality. Residential distance from the IP served as a surrogate indicator of exposure. Among Bedouin newborns, proximity to the IP was associated with increased PM rates (relative risk = 1.45; 95% confidence interval = 1.22-1.72). The excess in PM was not related to maternal or newborn physical characteristics that the authors observed. The risk of PM and its components in the Jewish localities was not associated with IP proximity. The association between residential proximity to the IP and excess in PM among only Bedouin newborns may be related to vulnerability caused by the nomadic nature of the society.
Batia Sarov; Yaakov Bentov; Ella Kordysh; Isabella Karakis; Arkady Bolotin; Reli Hershkovitz; Ilana Belmaker
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of environmental & occupational health     Volume:  63     ISSN:  1933-8244     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch Environ Occup Health     Publication Date:  2008  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-05-15     Completed Date:  2008-07-01     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101282564     Medline TA:  Arch Environ Occup Health     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  17-25     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Epidemiology and Health Services Evaluation, Ben-Gurion University, Negev, Beersheba, Israel.
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MeSH Terms
Arabs / statistics & numerical data*
Environmental Exposure / adverse effects*
Infant, Newborn
Jews / statistics & numerical data*
Perinatal Mortality* / ethnology
Pregnancy Outcome / ethnology
Residence Characteristics / statistics & numerical data*
Risk Factors

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