BAME women make up 55% of UK pregnancy hospitalisations with Covid-19

by | May 16, 2020 | UK Fertility News

Study prompts experts to issue guidance for maternity workers about increased risk

More than half of pregnant women who were admitted to hospital with coronavirus in the UK were from a black and minority ethnic background, a study has found, prompting experts to issue guidance for midwives to remain on high alert and lower the threshold for diagnosis by medical professionals.

The study found that 55% of pregnant women admitted to hospital with coronavirus from 1 March to 14 April were from a BAME background. The findings show women from a BAME background were four times more likely to be hospitalised with coronavirus than white women.

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