Does Work as a Nurse Increase the Risk of Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes?

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Does Work as a Nurse Increase the Risk of Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes? / Simcox, AA; Jaakkola, Jouni.

In: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Vol. 50, 01.05.2008, p. 590-2.

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title = "Does Work as a Nurse Increase the Risk of Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes?",
abstract = "OBJECTIVE:: We conducted a population-based study to assess whether work as a nurse during pregnancy increases the risk of low birth weight, preterm delivery, and small-for-gestational-age. METHODS:: The study population was selected from The Finnish Prenatal Environment and Health Study of 2568 newborns (response 94%) and included 128 (5.0%) newborns of nurses and 559 newborns of office workers (21.8%) as a reference group. RESULTS:: The risk of low birth weight (adjusted odds ratio = 1.02; 95% confidence interval = 0.32-3.22) and preterm delivery (0.81; 0.32-2.05) did not differ between newborns of nurses and office workers, but the risk of small-for-gestational-age was substantially higher among newborns of nurses (1.99; 1.10-3.59). This corresponds to a population attributable fraction of 2.5%. CONCLUSIONS:: The results indicate that working as a nurse during pregnancy could reduce fetal growth.",
author = "AA Simcox and Jouni Jaakkola",
year = "2008",
month = may,
day = "1",
doi = "10.1097/JOM.0b013e318162f65b",
language = "English",
volume = "50",
pages = "590--2",
journal = "Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine",
issn = "1076-2752",
publisher = "Lippincott Williams and Wilkins",

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T1 - Does Work as a Nurse Increase the Risk of Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes?

AU - Simcox, AA

AU - Jaakkola, Jouni

PY - 2008/5/1

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N2 - OBJECTIVE:: We conducted a population-based study to assess whether work as a nurse during pregnancy increases the risk of low birth weight, preterm delivery, and small-for-gestational-age. METHODS:: The study population was selected from The Finnish Prenatal Environment and Health Study of 2568 newborns (response 94%) and included 128 (5.0%) newborns of nurses and 559 newborns of office workers (21.8%) as a reference group. RESULTS:: The risk of low birth weight (adjusted odds ratio = 1.02; 95% confidence interval = 0.32-3.22) and preterm delivery (0.81; 0.32-2.05) did not differ between newborns of nurses and office workers, but the risk of small-for-gestational-age was substantially higher among newborns of nurses (1.99; 1.10-3.59). This corresponds to a population attributable fraction of 2.5%. CONCLUSIONS:: The results indicate that working as a nurse during pregnancy could reduce fetal growth.

AB - OBJECTIVE:: We conducted a population-based study to assess whether work as a nurse during pregnancy increases the risk of low birth weight, preterm delivery, and small-for-gestational-age. METHODS:: The study population was selected from The Finnish Prenatal Environment and Health Study of 2568 newborns (response 94%) and included 128 (5.0%) newborns of nurses and 559 newborns of office workers (21.8%) as a reference group. RESULTS:: The risk of low birth weight (adjusted odds ratio = 1.02; 95% confidence interval = 0.32-3.22) and preterm delivery (0.81; 0.32-2.05) did not differ between newborns of nurses and office workers, but the risk of small-for-gestational-age was substantially higher among newborns of nurses (1.99; 1.10-3.59). This corresponds to a population attributable fraction of 2.5%. CONCLUSIONS:: The results indicate that working as a nurse during pregnancy could reduce fetal growth.

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