Contraceptive methods of privately-insured U.S. women with congenital heart defects

We describe recent female sterilization and reversible prescription contraceptive method use by presence of CHD and CHD severity in 2014.MethodsUsing IBM MarketScan Commercial Databases, we included women aged 15–44 years with prescription drug coverage in 2014 who were enrolled ≥11 months annually in employer-sponsored health plans between 2011–2014. CHD, CHD severity, contraceptive methods, and obstetric-gynecology and cardiology provider encounters were identified using billing codes. We used log-binomial regression to calculate adjusted prevalence ratios (aPRs) and 95% confidence intervals (CIs) to compare contraceptive method use overall and by effectiveness tier by CHD presence and, for women with CHD, severity.ResultsRecent sterilization or current reversible prescription contraceptive method use varied slightly among women with (39.2%) and without (37.3%) CHD, aPR = 1.04, 95% CI [1.01–1.07]. Women with CHD were more likely to use any Tier I method (12.9%) than women without CHD (9.3%), aPR = 1.41, 95% CI [1.33–1.50]. Women with severe, compared to non-severe, CHD were less likely to use any method, aPR = 0.85, 95% CI [0.78–0.92], or Tier I method, aPR = 0.84, 95% CI [0.70–0.99]. Approximately 60% of women with obstetric-gynecology and
Source: American Heart Journal - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

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