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Table 2 Healthcare utilization among low income women with gestational diabetes in Missouri (n = 1078)

From: Postpartum diabetes screening among low income women with gestational diabetes in Missouri 2010–2015

Prenatal healthcare utilization Median (IQR) or n (%)
 Oral hypoglycemic medicine prescribed during pregnancy 108 (10.0)
 Insulin prescribed during pregnancy 27 (2.5)
 Total visits during prenatal period a 11.5 (7–16)
 Time from first prenatal visit to delivery (weeks) (n = 1065) 29.7 (23.0–33.1)
 Women with ≥ one prenatal CDE visits 130 (12.1)
 Women with no medical records available prior to prenatal record 395 (36.6)
Postpartum maternal healthcare utilizationb Median (IQR) or n (%)
 Total visits within one year postpartum a 3 (1–5)
 Women with at least one visit in first 12 weeks postpartum a 787 (73.0)
 Women with at least one visit in the first postpartum year a 904 (83.9)
 Postpartum data available for ≥ one year 672 (62.3)
 Length of follow-up for whole population (years) c 1.2 (0.3–2.5)
 Length of follow-up for individuals with > one year of data (years) c 2.1 (1.3–3.3)
  1. a These include any visit to a healthcare facility present in either the Medicaid file, EHR file, or both. These can include nurse visits, but do not include CDE visits or visits with a registered dietician (RD)
  2. b These are maternal care visits only (newborn care was not linked). If another pregnancy occurred within the first postpartum year, this represents postpartum visits prior to conception date for next pregnancy
  3. c Time in years between delivery of index pregnancy and estimated conception date for next pregnancy or last visit date