Department of Defense Birth and Infant Health Registry: Select Reproductive Health Outcomes, 2003-2014 (Open Access Publisher's Version)
Journal Article - Open Access
NAVAL HEALTH RESEARCH CENTER SAN DIEGO CA SAN DIEGO United States
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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-9ICD-10 and Current Procedural Terminology codes, and include pregnancy outcomes e.g., live births, losses, birth defects, preterm births, and malefemale 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 Registrys 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.
- Medicine and Medical Research
- Military Forces and Organizations