Risks of reproductive unhealth among rubber workers - A study of waiting time to pregnancy and miscarriage

SND-ID: EXT 0070

This study is part of the collection Scania Metadatabase for Epidemiology (SME)

Description Data and documentation

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Anna Axmon - Lund University, Laboratory Medicine

Description

The study is based on cohorts of women who worked in the rubber industry or were married to men who worked in the rubber industry, as well as women who were members of the Food Workers' Union (controls). All of the women were born in 1960 or later, which was a requirement for enrollment in the study. Telephone interviews were conducted with 174 women who worked in the rubber industry, 379 wives of men who worked in the rubber industry and 403 women who worked in the food industry. In the interviews, data were collected regarding waiting time to pregnancy (time to pregnancy; TTP), pregnancy outcomes for the womens all pregnancies. Further questions were asked about lifestyle factors (eg smoking), workplace exposures, and various ergonomic loads before and during pregnancies.

Purpose:

To investigate if working in Swedish rubber industry adversely affect time-to-pregnancy and increases the risk of miscarriage
Research principal, contributors, and funding

Research principal

Region Skåne

Protection and ethical review

Data contains personal data

Yes

Sensitive personal data

Yes

Code key exists

Yes

Method and time period

Unit of analysis

Time Method

Time period(s) investigated

2006–2008

Geographic coverage

Geographic spread

Geographic description: Sweden

Publications

Access to data via

Dataset 1
Risks of reproductive unhealth among rubber workers - women who worked in rubber industry

Data format / data structure

Numeric

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Anna Axmon - Lund University, Laboratory Medicine

Time period(s) investigated

2006–2008

Data collection

  • Mode of collection: Telephone interview
  • Time period(s) for data collection: 2006–2008
  • Source of the data: Population group

Number of individuals/objects

174

Response rate/participation rate

19

Dataset 2
Risks of reproductive unhealth among rubber workers - wifes to men who worked in rubber industry

Data format / data structure

Numeric

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Anna Axmon - Lund University, Laboratory Medicine

Time period(s) investigated

2006–2008

Data collection

  • Mode of collection: Telephone interview
  • Time period(s) for data collection: 2006–2008
  • Source of the data: Population group

Number of individuals/objects

379

Response rate/participation rate

19

Dataset 3
Risks of reproductive unhealth among rubber workers - women who worked in food industry

Data format / data structure

Numeric

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Anna Axmon - Lund University, Laboratory Medicine

Data collection

  • Mode of collection: Telephone interview
  • Time period(s) for data collection: 2006–2008
  • Source of the data: Population group

Number of individuals/objects

403

Response rate/participation rate

15

Contact for questions about the data

Is part of collection at SND

Scania Metadatabase for Epidemiology (SME)

Published: 2013-09-10
Last updated: 2021-08-12