Although some fine detail may have been lost in translation, this trial indicates that stress (mental work) increases the risk of miscarriage.
Methods: Pregnant women (620 cases,1982ˇ^1999) were divided into mental worker and non-mental worker groups. The incidence of threatened abortion was compared in the two groups.
Results: The incidence of threatened abortion was found to be significantly higher in the mental worker group (135 cases, 38%) than that in the non-mental worker group (40 cases, 15%, P 0.01). The higher incidence of threatened abortion was found in the older mental worker group (P 0.05).
Conclusion: The nervous mental work is significant associated with threatened abortion.
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