Practices that show evidence of effectiveness in improving public health outcomes in a specific real-life setting, as indicated by achievement of aims consistent with the objectives of the activities, and are suitable for adaptation by other communities.

Adverse perinatal outcomes in a large United States birth cohort during the COVID-19 pandemic

Litman, E. A., Yin, Y., Nelson, S. J., Capbarat, E., Kerchner, D., Ahmadzia, H.

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Outside U.S.

Data Collection and Reporting

This study aimed to investigate whether COVID-19 is associated with adverse perinatal outcomes in a large national dataset and to examine the rates of adverse outcomes during the pandemic compared with the rates of adverse outcomes during the prepandemic period. This observational cohort study included 683,905 patients, between the ages of 12 and 50, hospitalized for childbirth and abortion between January 1, 2019, and May 31, 2021.

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Outcomes of Interest

Reduction of Health Disparities

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Pregnant Women/Pregnant Persons

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