Journal of Womens Health, Issues and Care ISSN: 2325-9795

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Maternal Obesity May Drive Perinatal Outcome Differences More than Racial Differences

Maternal Obesity May Drive Perinatal Outcome Differences More than Racial Differences

retrospective cohort analysis of perinatal outcomes in non-Hispanic Black (NHB) vs. non-Hispanic White (NHW) women who were either obese with a pre-pregnancy body mass index (BMI) ≥30 or non-obese BMI < 30. Primary outcome was cesarean delivery rate. Secondary outcomes were induction of labor, preterm delivery (<37 weeks), gestational diabetes, gestational hypertension, preeclampsia and neonatal death rate. The groups were compared using the student t test or Χ2 test.

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