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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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Social Determinants of Health

PeriStats has added three new variables that represent social determinants of health related to maternal and infant health outcomes. Social determinants of health (SDOH) are conditions in the places where people live, learn, work, and play that affect a wide range of health and quality-of life-risks and outcomes.

The new data includes county-level information on severe housing cost burden, median household income and high school completion. This data is updated from the United States Census.

Severe housing cost burden: Severe Housing Cost Burden is the percentage of households that spend 50% or more of their household income on housing. This measure is aggregated data starting in 2015 through the most current 2019. The data is retrieved from the American Community Survey (ACS), 5-year estimates.

Median household income: The income where half of households in a county earn more and half of households earn less. 2019 data is the most recent data available. Data is retrieved from the Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates (SAIPE) program to provide more current estimates of selected income and poverty statistics than those from the most recent decennial census.

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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