The relation between prematurity and parenteral occupation was examined in a national study of 252,147 liveborn babies delivered in Scotland between 1981 and 1984. Information about mothers' and fathers' work was routinely collected at the first antenatal visit, and birthweight and gestational age were recorded at delivery. Preterm delivery (less than 37 weeks' gestation) and low birthweight (less than 2500 g) were more frequent in the children of mothers and of fathers employed in manual rat...Expand abstract
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Low birthweight and preterm delivery, Scotland, 1981-84: effect of parents' occupation.
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