CDC: Rates of Opioid Use Disorder Seen at Time of Delivery Up

Share this content:
CDC: Rates of Opioid Use Disorder Seen at Time of Delivery Up
CDC: Rates of Opioid Use Disorder Seen at Time of Delivery Up

FRIDAY, Aug. 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Opioid use disorder rates at delivery more than quadrupled nationally from 1999 to 2014, according to research published in the Aug. 10 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

Sarah C. Haight, M.P.H., from the CDC in Atlanta, and colleagues used data from the National Inpatient Sample (1999 to 2014) and the State Inpatient Databases (1999 to 2014) in order to calculate U.S. national and state-specific trends in opioid use disorder documented at delivery hospitalization.

The researchers found that, nationally, the prevalence of opioid use disorder more than quadrupled from 1999 to 2014 (from 1.5 to 6.5 per 1,000 delivery hospitalizations). All 28 states with available data showed increasing trends over time. The prevalence ranged from 0.7 in the District of Columbia to 48.6 in Vermont in 2014.

"National, state, and provider efforts are needed to prevent, monitor, and treat opioid use disorder among reproductive-aged and pregnant women," the authors write.

More Information

Share this content:

is free, fast, and customized just for you!




Already a member?

Sign In Now »

Drug Lookup

Browse drugs by: BrandGenericDisease

More in Home

8 More U.S. Communities to Be Assessed for PFAS Toxin Exposure

8 More U.S. Communities to Be Assessed for ...

Assessments will lay groundwork for future study of the health effects of perfluoroalkyl, polyfluoroalkyl

FDA Advances Regulation to Ensure Sunscreen Safety, Efficacy

FDA Advances Regulation to Ensure Sunscreen Safety, Efficacy

Proposed rule will help consumers better understand what the sunscreens they are buying can actually do

U.S. Agencies Probing Johnson  Johnson Over Asbestos in Talc

U.S. Agencies Probing Johnson & Johnson Over Asbestos ...

Company has faced lawsuits linking its body powders with ovarian cancer or mesothelioma

is free, fast, and customized just for you!




Already a member?

Sign In Now »