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Parental employment status and neural-tube defects and folic acid/multivitamin supplementation in Hungary.
Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol. 2004 Aug 10; 115(2):178-84.EJ

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

To study the role of parental employment status as indicator of socio-economic status (SES) in the origin of neural-tube defect (NTD) and in the use of periconceptional folic acid/multivitamin supplementation.

MATERIALS AND METHODS

One thousand two hundred and two cases with neural-tube defects, 38,151 population controls without any defects and 22,475 patient controls with other defects were compared in the population-based data set of the Hungarian case-control surveillance of congenital abnormalities, 1980-1996.

RESULTS

The proportion of professionals was lower, while the proportion of semi- and unskilled workers was higher in the neural-tube defect group compared with the population control group. However, the comparison of neural-tube defect and patient control groups showed a lower socio-economic status in the patient control group. In addition, the socio-economic status of fathers in the neural-tube defect group seemed to be better than in the population and patient control groups. The higher periconceptional folic acid supplementation and the higher use of multivitamins during pregnancy occurred in the professional and managerial categories in all the three study groups.

CONCLUSION

The occurrence of neural-tube defect shows a slight socio-economic dependence in the mothers at the comparison with population control group, however, patient control group had the lowest socio-economic status. The higher maternal education goes together with a higher proportion of periconceptional folic acid supplementation.

Authors+Show Affiliations

International Petö Institute, Budapest, Hungary. ep@soci.au.dkNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

15262352

Citation

Medveczky, Erika, and Erzsébet Puhó. "Parental Employment Status and Neural-tube Defects and Folic Acid/multivitamin Supplementation in Hungary." European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology, vol. 115, no. 2, 2004, pp. 178-84.
Medveczky E, Puhó E. Parental employment status and neural-tube defects and folic acid/multivitamin supplementation in Hungary. Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol. 2004;115(2):178-84.
Medveczky, E., & Puhó, E. (2004). Parental employment status and neural-tube defects and folic acid/multivitamin supplementation in Hungary. European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology, 115(2), 178-84.
Medveczky E, Puhó E. Parental Employment Status and Neural-tube Defects and Folic Acid/multivitamin Supplementation in Hungary. Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol. 2004 Aug 10;115(2):178-84. PubMed PMID: 15262352.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Parental employment status and neural-tube defects and folic acid/multivitamin supplementation in Hungary. AU - Medveczky,Erika, AU - Puhó,Erzsébet, PY - 2003/09/01/received PY - 2003/11/27/revised PY - 2003/12/11/accepted PY - 2004/7/21/pubmed PY - 2004/12/16/medline PY - 2004/7/21/entrez SP - 178 EP - 84 JF - European journal of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive biology JO - Eur. J. Obstet. Gynecol. Reprod. Biol. VL - 115 IS - 2 N2 - OBJECTIVE: To study the role of parental employment status as indicator of socio-economic status (SES) in the origin of neural-tube defect (NTD) and in the use of periconceptional folic acid/multivitamin supplementation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: One thousand two hundred and two cases with neural-tube defects, 38,151 population controls without any defects and 22,475 patient controls with other defects were compared in the population-based data set of the Hungarian case-control surveillance of congenital abnormalities, 1980-1996. RESULTS: The proportion of professionals was lower, while the proportion of semi- and unskilled workers was higher in the neural-tube defect group compared with the population control group. However, the comparison of neural-tube defect and patient control groups showed a lower socio-economic status in the patient control group. In addition, the socio-economic status of fathers in the neural-tube defect group seemed to be better than in the population and patient control groups. The higher periconceptional folic acid supplementation and the higher use of multivitamins during pregnancy occurred in the professional and managerial categories in all the three study groups. CONCLUSION: The occurrence of neural-tube defect shows a slight socio-economic dependence in the mothers at the comparison with population control group, however, patient control group had the lowest socio-economic status. The higher maternal education goes together with a higher proportion of periconceptional folic acid supplementation. SN - 0301-2115 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/15262352/Parental_employment_status_and_neural_tube_defects_and_folic_acid/multivitamin_supplementation_in_Hungary_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0301211503006419 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -