SEOUL, Jan. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — Women who work have a greater chance of miscarrying, with the annual rate at 23 percent, data showed Monday.
According to a team of researchers led by Kim Eun-Ah from the Korea Occupational Safety and Health Agency, the miscarriage numbers for working women were 3.9 percentage points higher than those who did not have a job.
The data was based on 430,343 pregnancies and 340,088 births registered with the National Health Insurance Service in 2013.
“This research showed that there is a possibility that working itself can have a negative effect on both pregnancy and giving birth,” Kim said.
The data also showed that the danger of failed pregnancy also was 1.3 times higher among women with jobs vis-a-vis those that stayed home.