Article Text

Download PDFPDF
Characteristics and outcomes of pregnant Black and minority ethnic women admitted to hospital with confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infection in the UK
  1. Magalie L Alcindor1,
  2. Fitzgerald Alcindor2,
  3. Magaline A Alcindor3
  1. 1Nursing, York College, Jamaica, New York, USA
  2. 2Attending Physician/Medical Director, Tempo Group, Inc, NY, CityMD, New York, New York, USA
  3. 3Medical School, Howard University College of Medicine, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
  1. Correspondence to Dr Magalie L Alcindor, Nursing, York College, Jamaica, New York, USA; MAlcindor{at}

Statistics from

Commentary on: Knight M, Bunch K, Vousden N, et al. Characteristics and outcomes of pregnant women admitted to hospital with confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infection in UK: national population-based cohort study. BMJ 2020;369:m2107. doi:10.1136bmj.m2107

Implications for practice and research

  • Providers managing obstetric patients will need to identify prevalent risk factors in minorities with SARS-CoV-2 and the outcomes.

  • This study can be used to launch a correlational study to investigate the relationship between health disparities and the spread of SARS-CoV-2 in the Black minority obstetric patients.


This national UK cohort study1 described 427 pregnant women admitted with confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infection,1 56% of whom were Black or ethnic minority patients. The study analysed risk factors such as advanced pregnancy and maternal age, obesity and cardiopulmonary comorbidities and their impact on the …

View Full Text


  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Commissioned; internally peer reviewed.

Request Permissions

If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.