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Food deserts linked to greater pregnancy morbidity

Key clinical point: Women have a higher likelihood of pregnancy morbidities if they live in a food desert.

Major finding: Living in a food desert is linked to 1.6 times greater odds of pregnancy morbidity.

Study details: The findings are based on a retrospective analysis of 1,001 patients who gave birth in 2014 at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, Ill.

Disclosures: The study did not note external funding, and the authors reported no relevant financial disclosures.


Tipton MJ et al. Obstet Gynecol. 2020. doi: 10.1097/AOG.0000000000003868.