Birth Defects and Military Service since 1990
Source: Military Medicine, Volume 174, Number 2, February 2009 , pp. 170-176(7)
Abstract:ABSTRACTThe National Birth Defects Prevention Study (NBDPS) is an ongoing, multicenter, case-control study of over 30 major birth defects, and is one of the largest studies of the causes of birth defects to date. Data from it were examined to determine if maternal or paternal military service since 1990 as reported during the interview was associated with birth defects among offspring. Logistic regression was used to produce odds ratios (ORs) adjusted for major confounders. Overall, the results indicated no statistically significant association between parental military service since 1990 and increased risk of birth defects.
Document Type: Research article
Affiliations: 1: Birth Defects Epidemiology and Surveillance Branch, Texas Department of State Health Services, Mail Code 1964, PO Box 149347, Austin, TX 78714-9347. 2: NJ Department of Health and Senior Services, Family Health Services, PO Box 364, Trenton, NJ 08625. 3: Department of Pediatrics, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, 800 Marshall St., Little Rock, AR 72202. 4: Tesserae Genetics, 9702 Vinewood Dr., Dallas, TX 75228. 5: Global Regulatory Affairs and Safety, Amgen Inc., 1 Amgen Center Dr., Thousand Oaks, CA 91320.
Publication date: 2009-02-01
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