Are Pregnant Women Aware of Zika Risks?

From Zika News
April 18, 2020

A new study highlights interactions between pregnant women and their healthcare providers were very positive.

This study was published in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on April 16, 2020, and was conducted during the height of the 2016 Zika outbreak.

These researchers found there was a high awareness (91%) about the risk of Zika virus infection during pregnancy and about travel advisories to avoid visiting affected areas.

In the adjusted analysis, women younger than 24 years old were more likely not to have heard of Zika compared with women older than 35 years old.

And, Hispanic women were more likely to have heard of Zika. 

Women with a high school education or less, women whose deliveries were paid for by Medicaid, and those who were uninsured at delivery were less likely to have heard of Zika, compared with their counterparts with more than a high school education and private health insurance.

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