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Maternal & Infant Health Research Registries

During the pandemic, tracking health outcomes is essential to improving care, developing policies and understanding the impact of this pandemic on maternal and infant health. Learn more about global research and registries that are tracking the data to ensure the health of mothers and babies.

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COVID-19 Resources & Literature

A resource compiling up-to-date published literature on COVID-19 relating to mothers and babies. We have gathered scientifically sound research to help guide further studies or keep you up to date with the maternal child health population and COVID-19.

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Infant Mortality Update

PeriStats has been updated with the most current data on infant mortality rates to include rates for the years 2014-2018. These updates also include the most current data on age at infant death, percent by age at death, percent by race/ethnicity and cause of infant death. The data has been updated through the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) at the Center for Disease Control (CDC). Infant mortality data is available based on maternal age, by race and ethnicity. Information is given on age of infant death (neonatal or post neonatal) and can be viewed in a variety of formats including pie charts, bar graphs and maps.

Infant mortality rates are defined as death of an infant before one year of age and are reported per 1,000 live births. These rates can also be thought of as the risk of death in the first year of life and can serve as one way to understand the health of the whole community. The neonatal period is defined as babies in the first four weeks of life and post-neonatal is the period after the first month of life up to the end of the first year of life.

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November 2021

 2021 March of Dimes Report Card
 
 Updated data on behavioral risk factors
 

September 2021

 2018 PRAMS Data Update
 

June 2021

 Low Risk C-Sections
 
 Social Determinants of Health
 
 Maternity Care Deserts
 
 Medicaid Coverage
 
 Severe Maternal Morbidity (SMM)
 

May 2021

 Infant Mortality Update
 

March 2021

 Natality data updates
 

February 2021

 2019 Natality Data Update
 

December 2020

 Updated data on Poverty, Health Insurance, illicit drug use, and Behavioral Risk Factors
 

November 2020

 2020 March of Dimes Report Cards
 

September 2020

 PRAMS Data Updated!
 

August 2020

 Perinatal and Late Fetal Mortaltiy rates updated
 

July 2020

 COVID-19 Articles
 

June 2020

 Updates to Medicaid Coverage and Sexually Transmitted Disease Data
 

May 2020

 Updates to infant and maternal mortality
 
 COVID-19 Articles
 

March 2020

 2018 Natality Data Update
 
 Puerto Rico Natality data (2015-2018) now available
 

February 2020

 Updated data on poverty and health insurance
 

December 2019

 Updated data on behavioral risk factors
 

May 2019

 Natality data updates on PeriStats
 

January 2019

 Data updates on PeriStats