The Department of Veterans'Affairs, Jackson, Mississippi, and the Mississippi State Department of Health conducted a collaborative investigation of an apparent increase in the numbers of birth defects and other health problems among children born to veterans of two Mississippi National Guard units who had served in the Persian Gulf War.
The medical records of all children conceived by and born to veterans of the two units after deployment were reviewed ; observed numbers of birth defects and other health problems were compared with expected numbers using rates from birth defect surveillance systems and previous surveys.
The total number of all types of birth defects was not greater than expected, but whether the number of specific birth defects was greater than expected could not be determined.
The frequency of premature birth, low birth weight, and other health problems appeared similar to that in the general population.
Mots-clés Pascal : Poids naissance faible, Malformation, Guerre, Golfe Persique, Exposition professionnelle, Géniteur, Mississippi, Epidémiologie, Impact environnement, Enfant, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Homme, Gestation pathologie, Prématurité, Nouveau né pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Low birth weight, Malformation, War, Persian Gulf, Occupational exposure, Sire, Mississippi, Epidemiology, Environment impact, Child, United States, North America, America, Human, Pregnancy disorders, Prematurity, Newborn diseases
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 96-0201390
Code Inist : 002B30B01A. Création : 199608.