Sex Proportion of Offspring and Exposure to Radiation in Male Invasive Cardiologists (Clinical Report)

Sex Proportion of Offspring and Exposure to Radiation in Male Invasive Cardiologists (Clinical Report)

High radiation exposure among male radiologists has been reported to result in a significantly higher proportion of female offspring. This study examined whether work-related radiation exposure was associated with a higher propensity for female offspring among male interventional cardiologists. On behalf of the interventional committee of the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions, an Internet-based questionnaire was sent to the society’s 2063 members. The 402 male respondents had a total of 518 biological offspring; 48.6% of them were female. Among the 172 high-volume male diagnostic operators (those who performed 300 cases annually), there were 218 biological offspring, of whom 46.8% were female. Among the 59 high-volume male interventional operators, there were 70 biological offspring, of whom 45.7% were female. P values were nonsignificant for all three groups. In conclusion, work-related radiation exposure of male invasive and interventional cardiologists was not associated with a statistically significant preponderance of female offspring. **********

Sex Proportion of Offspring and Exposure to Radiation in Male Invasive Cardiologists (Clinical Report)

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