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Type of publication: research article
Type of publication (PDB): Straipsnis Clarivate Analytics Web of Science / Article in Clarivate Analytics Web of Science (S1)
Field of Science: Visuomenės sveikata / Public health (M004)
Author(s): Gražulevičienė, Regina;Dulskienė, Virginija;Venclovienė, Jonė
Title: Formaldehyde exposure and low birth weight incidence
Is part of: Journal of occupational health. , 1998, vol. 40
Extent: p. 61-67
Date: 1998
Note: Iliustr
Bibliogr: 26 pavad
Keywords: Visuomeninė higiena. Sveikatos apsaugos organizacija. Sanitarija;Formaldehyde;Ozone;TSP;Low birth weight;Population-based study
Abstract: A population-based epidemiological study was undertaken to assess the prenatal formaldehyde exposure effect on the incidence of low birth weight newborns in Kaunas area in 1994. All women in childbirth were interviewed in person about their sociodemographic characteristics, habits and reproductive and medical history. We compared 244 cases of low birth weight newborns with 4,089 controls. The comparison involved questionnaire information on 26 potential risk factors in low birth weight. We employed multivariate logistic regression to adjust for potential variable effects of 12 selected low birth weight risk factors. The incidence of low birth weight newborns in Kaunas was 56.2 per 1,000 live newborns. The crude risk ratio of low birth weight babies among women subjected to formaldehyde exposure was 1.68 (95% CI 1.24-2.27) and to TSP exposure was 1.59 (95% CI 1.13-2.20). The population attributable risk percentages were 14.1% and 4.9%, respectively. Adjustment for age, occupation, education, marital status, hypertonic disease, last pregnancy outcome, parents smoking, hazardous work, formaldehyde, ozone and TSP exposure decreased the formaldehyde effect, OR 1.37 (95% CI 0.90-2.09), and ozone effect, OR 1.44 (95% CI 0.47-4.41), and increased the TSP effect, OR 2.58 (95% CI 1.34-4.99). The study results indicate that among the ambient air pollutants examined TSP exposure statistically significant effect on low birth risk. Insufficient control of other environmental risk factors could have influenced the observed association
Affiliation(s): Kauno medicinos universiteto Kardiologijos institutas
Appears in Collections:Universiteto mokslo publikacijos / University Research Publications

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