Date of Graduation
Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design
Human Nutrition and Foods
Diabetes is a serious problem in the nation and in the state of West Virginia (WV). Having diabetes during pregnancy has been associated with several negative perinatal outcomes. This study was done to test the hypothesis that women with diabetes would have more negative perinatal outcomes than those who do not. A secondary hypothesis was women with pre-gestational diabetes would have more negative perinatal outcomes than women with gestational diabetes.;Data were analyzed for the years 2001 and 2002 on all babies born to mothers enrolled in the West Virginia Medicaid program. Data for those two years were analyzed using three different databases including WV Vital Statistics, the WV Birth Score Project and WV Medicaid Claims. There were a total of 14,583 births included in the population. The population was split into two groups according to the presence of diabetes in the mother. This was determined using ICD-9 codes for diabetes in the Medicaid Claims data. (Abstract shortened by UMI.).
Gainor, Rachael E., "Maternal diabetes and perinatal outcomes" (2004). Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports. 1962.