Maternal occupation and adverse pregnancy outcomes: a Finnish population-based study

Jouni Jaakkola, Parvez Ahmed

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BACKGROUND: There is accumulating evidence that the type of work and environmental exposures in the working environment may have adverse effects on foetal development. AIM: To compare the risk of low birth weight (LBW), small-for-gestational age (SGA) and pre-term delivery (PD) in broad categories of maternal occupation including farming and forestry; factory, mining and construction; office, non-manual and service work and housewives. METHODS: The study population consisted of 2568 singleton newborns of women who participated in The Finnish Prenatal Environment and Health Study after the delivery (response rate 94%). Information on maternal occupation and work during pregnancy was collected after the delivery. The health outcomes were LBW (
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-7
Number of pages7
JournalOccupational Medicine
Publication statusPublished - 13 Aug 2007


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