Preterm delivery among people living around Portland cement plants

Chun Yuh Yang, Chih-Ching Chang, Shang Shyue Tsai, Hung Yi Chuang, Chi Kung Ho, Trong Neng Wu, Fung Chang Sung

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Abstract

The Portland cement industry is the main source of particulate air pollution in Kaohsiung city. Data in this study concern outdoor air pollution and the health of individuals living in communities in close proximity to Portland cement plants. The prevalence of delivery of preterm birth infants was significantly higher in mothers living within 0-2km of a Portland cement plant than in mothers living within 2-4km. After controlling for several possible confounders (including maternal age, season, marital status, maternal education, and infant sex), the adjusted odds ratio was 1.30 (95% CI=1.09-1.54) for the delivery of preterm infants for mothers living close to the Portland cement plants, chosen at the start to be from 0 to 2km. These data provide further support for the hypothesis that air pollution can affect the outcome of pregnancy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)64-68
Number of pages5
JournalEnvironmental Research
Volume92
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Jan 1

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Portland cement
Air Pollution
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atmospheric pollution
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Mothers
Premature Infants
pregnancy
Cement industry
Sex Education
Premature Birth
Maternal Age
Marital Status
Pregnancy Outcome
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Industry
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Odds Ratio
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  • Biochemistry
  • Environmental Science(all)

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Yang, C. Y., Chang, C-C., Tsai, S. S., Chuang, H. Y., Ho, C. K., Wu, T. N., & Sung, F. C. (2003). Preterm delivery among people living around Portland cement plants. Environmental Research, 92(1), 64-68. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0013-9351(02)00055-5
Yang, Chun Yuh ; Chang, Chih-Ching ; Tsai, Shang Shyue ; Chuang, Hung Yi ; Ho, Chi Kung ; Wu, Trong Neng ; Sung, Fung Chang. / Preterm delivery among people living around Portland cement plants. In: Environmental Research. 2003 ; Vol. 92, No. 1. pp. 64-68.
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