Pregnancy outcomes, infant mortality, and arsenic in drinking water in West Bengal, India.

@article{Ehrenstein2006PregnancyOI,
  title={Pregnancy outcomes, infant mortality, and arsenic in drinking water in West Bengal, India.},
  author={Ondine S. von Ehrenstein and Debendra Nath Guha Mazumder and Meera M. Hira-Smith and Nilima Ghosh and Yan Yuan and Gayle C. Windham and Alakendu Ghosh and Reina Haque and Sarbari Lahiri and David Kalman and Subhankar Das and Allan H. Smith},
  journal={American journal of epidemiology},
  year={2006},
  volume={163 7},
  pages={662-9}
}
Between 2001 and 2003, the authors studied pregnancy outcomes and infant mortality among 202 married women in West Bengal, India. Reproductive histories were ascertained using structured interviews. Arsenic exposure during each pregnancy, including all water sources used, was assessed; this involved measurements from 409 wells. Odds ratios for spontaneous abortion, stillbirth, neonatal mortality, and infant mortality were estimated with logistic regression based on the method of generalized… CONTINUE READING