Study type: Epidemiological study (observational study)

Exposure to extremely low frequency electromagnetic fields during pregnancy and the risk of spontaneous abortion: a case-control study. epidem.

Published in: J Res Health Sci 2013; 13 (2): 131-134

Aim of study (acc. to author)

A case-control study was conducted in Iran to investigate the association between exposure to extremely low frequency electromagnetic fields during pregnancy and the risk of spontaneous abortion.

Endpoint/type of risk estimation

Type of risk estimation: (odds ratio (OR))

Exposure

Assessment

Population

Case group

Control group

Study size

Cases Controls
Eligible 58 58
Statistical analysis method: (adjustment: )

Conclusion (acc. to author)

A significant difference between the measured magnetic field strengths in the residences of the cases (0.40 ± 0.31 µT) and controls (0.14 ± 0.15 µT) was found. A statistically significant association between the measured magnetic field strengths and the risk of spontaneous abortions (OR 1.85, CI 1.38- 2.47) was observed.

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