Hospital work and pregnancy outcomes: a study in the Danish National Birth Cohort

María M Morales Suárez-Varela, Linda Kaerlev, Jin Liang Zhu, Jens Peter Bonde, Ellen-Aagaard Nøhr, Agustín Llopis-González, Jørn Olsen

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Resumé

In hospitals, women of reproductive age do a range of work tasks, some of which are known to carry potential risks. Tasks such as working with radiation, chemicals, and infectious agents, as well as performing heavy lifting or tasks requiring erratic sleep patterns have been reported to increase the risk of reproductive failures. Our aim was to study pregnancy outcomes in female hospital workers in Denmark. We performed a cohort study of 5976 female hospital workers and used as a reference group 60,890 women employed outside of hospitals. The reproductive health of hospital workers working during pregnancy is comparable to those of non-hospital workers for the majority of reproductive failures studied. However, an increased prevalence of congenital abnormalities was noted in some subgroups of hospital workers, which may indicate that some hospital work still entails fetotoxic hazards.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftInternational Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health
Vol/bind15
Udgave nummer4
Sider (fra-til)402-409
Antal sider7
ISSN1077-3525
StatusUdgivet - 2009

Fingeraftryk

Outcome Assessment (Health Care)
Reproductive Health
Denmark
Cohort Studies

Citer dette

Suárez-Varela, M. M. M., Kaerlev, L., Zhu, J. L., Bonde, J. P., Nøhr, E-A., Llopis-González, A., & Olsen, J. (2009). Hospital work and pregnancy outcomes: a study in the Danish National Birth Cohort. International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health, 15(4), 402-409.
Suárez-Varela, María M Morales ; Kaerlev, Linda ; Zhu, Jin Liang ; Bonde, Jens Peter ; Nøhr, Ellen-Aagaard ; Llopis-González, Agustín ; Olsen, Jørn. / Hospital work and pregnancy outcomes: a study in the Danish National Birth Cohort. I: International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health. 2009 ; Bind 15, Nr. 4. s. 402-409.
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