Comorbidity, COVID-19, Mortality risk, Pregnant women
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Bansal A, Choudhary S, Nagar P, Lal N, Gupta P. Mortality Risk among Pregnant Women during COVID-19 Pandemic: A Case–Control Study in Rajasthan. J South Asian Feder Obs Gynae 2022; 14 (5):602-605.
Objective: To analyze the risk factors associated with mortality in COVID-positive pregnant women.
Material and methods: The study was designed as a case–control study and was conducted at COVID-designated tertiary care hospital. It included 42 deceased and 96 RT-PCR-positive surviving pregnant women who developed severe forms of disease. All the affected patients were admitted and managed according to Indian national guidelines. Risk factors – age, residence, socioeconomic status, gestation age, parity, and comorbidities were evaluated for their association with mortality.
Results: Advanced maternal age (>28 years), rural residence, diabetes, and comorbidities were found to be associated with increased risk of mortality among the COVID-affected pregnant women, the respective adjusted odds ratio was 15.45, 12.61, 2.65, and 4.77, respectively.
Conclusion: Pregnant women are vulnerable to COVID infection. They were at higher risk of mortality with comorbidities, advanced age, and low access to healthcare in the rural areas.
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