(Abstracted from Am J Obstet Gynecol 2018;218(6):590.e1–590.e7)
Short-interval pregnancies (<18 months apart) contribute to poor maternal and infant outcomes in the United States. Unintended pregnancies are twice as likely to be short-interval pregnancies as intended pregnancies.
Division of Reproductive Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA (E.M.O., D.J.K., L.K., B.N.F., D.A.G., C.D.K., W.D.B.); Louisiana Department of Health, Medicaid Quality Management, Statistics and Reporting, Baton Rouge, LA (E.M.O., R.E.G.); Iowa Department of Public Health, Bureau of Family Health, Des Moines, IA (D.J.K., B.N.F.); Louisiana State University Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and School of Public Health (R.E.G.) and Louisiana Department of Health, Bureau of Family Health (L.K., K.M.B.), New Orleans, LA; and Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL (K.M.R.)