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Socioeconomic status parental occupation and neural tube defects

Authors:Vats R , Sharma RK
Int J Biol Med Res. 2012; 3(1): 1238-1241  |  PDF File


A case control study was carried out to investigate association between NTD and occupational exposures of the parents. We collected data using personal contacts and from the patients visited at the hospitals/clinics giving a questionnaire asking about their occupational title, age, parity and occupational activities. The analyses of occupation showed a 2 value for mother and father occupations were 12.08 & 9.53 respectively. Both the valves differ significantly while compare with the controls. The results of the present study suggest an increased risk of NTD infants of parents in labourer as an occupation, but they do not provide insight into any specific occupational risk factors.