Women with disabilities are at risk for poor birth outcomes. Little is known about specific potentially disabling health conditions and their effects on pregnancies. Using hospital claims, we identified women at risk for disability and evaluated the relationship between disability risk and demographic characteristics, pregnancy risks, and infant and maternal outcomes.
We used population-based medical claims data to identify women at risk for disability owing to health condition diagnoses, and to examine demographic characteristics, health risks, and maternal and infant outcomes among women with various causes of disability risk.
Disability risk identified through claims is associated with poor infant and maternal outcomes. Risk profiles vary by underlying health condition.