Hospitalizations with respiratory illness among pregnant women during influenza season

  • Cox S
  • Posner S
  • McPheeters M
 et al. 
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OBJECTIVE: To examine hospitalizations with respiratory illness among pregnant women in the United States during periods of influenza activity. METHODS: Data were obtained from the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project National Inpatient Sample (NIS), the largest publicly available all-payer hospital discharge database. Hospitalizations for respiratory illness and pregnancy were classified with International Classification of Diseases, 9th Revision, Clinical Modification codes. Analyses were stratified by delivery status. Discharge characteristics, length of stay, and complications of delivery among hospitalized pregnant women with and those without respiratory illness were compared. RESULTS: During the 1998–2002 influenza seasons, 3.4 per 1,000 hospitalizations of pregnant women included diagnoses of respiratory illness. Characteristics of pregnancy hospitalizations associated with higher odds of respiratory illness were presence of a high-risk condition for which influenza vaccination is recommended (adjusted odds ratio [OR] 3.2, 95% confidence interval [CI] 3.0 –3.5 and OR 6.0, 95% CI 5.2– 6.9 for nondelivery and delivery, respectively), Medicaid/Medicare as primary

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  • Shanna Cox

  • Samuel F. Posner

  • Melissa McPheeters

  • Denise J. Jamieson

  • Athena P. Kourtis

  • Susan Meikle

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