Preterm birth among women living within 600 meters of high voltage overhead Power Lines: a case-control study.
Published in: Rom J Intern Med 2017; 55 (3): 145-150
Aim of study (acc. to author)
A case-control study
was conducted in Iran to investigate whether the risk
of spontaneous preterm birth was increased in women living in a distance within 600 m to power lines
Endpoint/type of risk estimation
Type of risk estimation:
(odds ratio (OR))
Reference group 1
distance between maternal residence and power line: ≥ 600 m
distance between maternal residence and power line: < 600 m
2013 - 2014
spontaneous preterm birth
- full-term birth
Statistical analysis method:
- conditional logistic regression
- parity, urban or rural residence, educational status and jobs of parents
Conclusion (acc. to author)
Study funded by
Babol University of Medical Sciences, Iran
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