Birth defects and military service since 1990

Peter H. Langlois, Tunu A. Ramadhani, Marjorie H. Royle, James M. Robbins, Angela E. Scheuerle, Diego F. Wyszynski

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The 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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)170-176
Number of pages7
JournalMilitary Medicine
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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