Table 4

Risk of congenital anomalies among the offspring of RNs employed in oncology nursing units or a cancer center during pregnancy (method 1), 1996-2000 (N = 22,491)1,2

Congenital anomaly category

(ICD9 code)

Employed

Cases

OR3

CI (95%)


All congenital anomalies (740-759)

never

1024

1.00

ever

17

1.42

0.86-2.36

Eye (743)

never

69

1.00

ever

3

3.46

1.08-11.14

Circulatory system (747)

none

94

1.00

ever

3

2.68

0.84-8.59

Musculoskeletal system

never

335

1.00

(754-756)

ever

5

1. 21

0.49-2.96


1Congenital anomaly types with an incidence of less than 3 cases were excluded.

2N for ever employed in oncology or cancer center = 190.

3Adjusted for sex, year of birth, and age of mother.

Ratner et al. BMC Nursing 2010 9:15   doi:10.1186/1472-6955-9-15

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