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Wednesday, April 17 • 11:30am - 12:00pm
The Effects of Race and Ethnicity on Infant and Maternal Outcomes

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Gestational diabetes is a form of diabetes that manifests during pregnancy and can lead to preterm birth and other negative infant and maternal outcomes. Risk factors associated with the development of gestational diabetes include racial/ethnic minority, low socioeconomic status, the area of residence, and environmental exposures. In the United States, one in ten infants is born preterm. African American women are disproportionately affected, whereby 16% of infants are born preterm compared to 9% among Caucasian women. Additionally, African American women have a maternal mortality rate of 40.0 deaths per 100,000 live births compared to 12.4 deaths per 100,000 live births for Caucasian women. A secondary review of published research investigating the effects of race/ethnicity on risk of gestational diabetes on infant and maternal outcomes will be performed. Results will be presented.

Speakers

Wednesday April 17, 2019 11:30am - 12:00pm
Duns Scotus 11
  • Moderator Paulette Niewczyk

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