Trends and racial/ethnic disparities in gestational diabetes among pregnant women in New York City, 1990-2001

Lorna E. Thorpe, Diana Berger, Jennifer A. Ellis, Vani R. Bettegowda, Gina Brown, Thomas Matte, Mary Bassett, Thomas R. Frieden

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Abstract

We analyzed gestational diabetes mellitus trends in New York City between 1990 and 2001 by using information obtained from birth certificates. Gestational diabetes diagnoses among women who delivered babies increased 46%, from 2.6% (95% confidence interval [CI] = 2.5, 2.7) to 3.8% (95% CI = 3.7, 3.9) of births. Prevalence was highest among South and Central Asian women (11%). Given risks for adverse fetal outcomes and maternal chronic diabetes, prompt screening is critical. Metabolic control should be maintained during pregnancy and assessed postpartum for women with gestational diabetes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1536-1539
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican journal of public health
Volume95
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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