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

  title={Maternal occupation and adverse pregnancy outcomes: a Finnish population-based study.},
  author={Parvez Ahmed and Jouni J. K. Jaakkola},
  journal={Occupational medicine},
  volume={57 6},
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… 

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