Lifetime occupational history and risk of endometriosis.

Publication Type:

Journal Article


Scandinavian journal of work, environment & health, Volume 35, Issue 3, p.233-40 (2009)


2009, Adolescent, Adult, Case-Control Studies, Center-Authored Paper, Collaborative Data Services Core Facility, Endometriosis, Epidemiology Core Facility, Female, Humans, Interviews as Topic, Logistic Models, Middle Aged, Occupations, Odds Ratio, Population Surveillance, Public Health Sciences Division, Risk Factors, Shared Resources, Women, Working, Young Adult


Endometriosis is the presence of functioning endometrial glands and stroma outside the uterine cavity, most often in the pelvic peritoneal cavity. Women with endometriosis commonly have dysmenorrhea, dyspareunia, pain, menorrhagia, and/or metrorrhagia. Disease complications can include adhesions, chronic pain, and infertility. In this exploratory case-control study, we investigated the relationship between lifetime occupational history and surgically confirmed endometriosis in a population-based sample.