High blood pressure during pregnancy and working conditions among hospital personnel

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The relationship between working conditions and high blood pressure during pregnancy was analysed in a sample of 621 women hospital employees in the Paris region over the period 1979-1981. Data were collected by interviews during the routine medical visit at the end of postnatal leave. Women who had to work standing up for extended periods of time, who had to carry heavy loads or who had to perform heavy cleaning tasks had high blood pressure during their pregnancy more often than women not exposed to these working conditions. The accumulation of two out of the three or these three working conditions by the same woman was strongly related to high blood pressure. This relation remained significant when other risk factors of hypertension, such as age, parity, corpulence and tobacco use, were taken into account in a multiple logistic regression. © 1991.




Saurel-Cubizolles, M. J., Kaminski, M., Du Mazaubrun, C., Llado, J., & Estryn-Behar, M. (1991). High blood pressure during pregnancy and working conditions among hospital personnel. European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, 40(1), 29–34. https://doi.org/10.1016/0028-2243(91)90041-I

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