Rate of aspirin use overall and by risk factor exposure
Pregnant women with 1 risk factor: 20.9% of population
These women tended to
Have a higher BMI
Have more preterm births
Have a longer hospital stay
Rates of aspirin use among women
Without any of the 3 risk factors: 3.2% (95% CI, 3.2 to 3.3)
With diabetes: 17.2% (95% CI, 16.2 to 18.2)
With obesity: 6.9% (95% CI, 6.7 to 7.1)
With hypertension: 27.6% (95% CI, 26.2 to 29.0)
Rate of aspirin use among women with multiple risk factors
Diabetes and obesity: 22.2% (95% CI, 20.5 to 24.0)
Diabetes and hypertension: 36.6% (95% CI, 31.9 to 41.6)
Obesity and hypertension: 32.3% (95% CI, 30.2 to 34.5)
All 3 risk factors: 38.8% (95% CI, 32.9 to 44.9)
The authors state
For the 2021 USPSTF recommendations to be more influential, more data are needed to characterize barriers for aspirin adoption among suitable women at the patient and practitioner level, and additional knowledge translation initiatives developed
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