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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}york.cuny.edu

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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.

Context

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 …

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  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Commissioned; internally peer reviewed.

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