Accession Number : AD1045994

Title :   Department of Defense Birth and Infant Health Registry: Select Reproductive Health Outcomes, 2003-2014 (Open Access Publisher's Version)

Descriptive Note : Journal Article - Open Access


Personal Author(s) : Bukowinski,Anna T ; Conlin,Ava Marie S ; Gumbs,Gia R ; Khodr,Zeina G ; Chang,Richard N ; Faix,Dennis J

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Report Date : 01 Nov 2017

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : Established following a 1998 directive, the Department of Defense Birth and Infant Health Registry (Registry) team conducts surveillance of select reproductive health outcomes among military families. Data are compiled from the Military Health System Data Repository and Defense Manpower Data Center to define the Registry cohort and outcomes of interest. Outcomes are defined using ICD-9/ICD-10 and Current Procedural Terminology codes, and include: pregnancy outcomes (e.g., live births, losses), birth defects, preterm births, and male:female infant sex ratio. This report includes data from 20032014 on 1,304,406 infants among military families and 258,332 pregnancies among active duty women. Rates of common adverse infant and pregnancy outcomes were comparable to or lower than those in the general U.S. population. These observations, along with prior Registry analyses, provide reassurance that military service is not independently associated with increased risks for select adverse reproductive health outcomes. The Registry's diverse research portfolio demonstrates its unique capabilities to answer a wide range of questions related to reproductive health. These data provide the military community with information to identify successes and areas for improvement in prevention and care.

Descriptors :   REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEM , INFANTS , women , patient care management , military personnel , active duty , demography , military medicine , pregnancy , military forces (united states) , department of defense , MILITARY FAMILIES

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE