Table 2

Pregnancy outcomes before and during the COVID-19 pandemic

Prevalence of outcomes (%)Pre-COVID-19 (%)COVID-19 (%)χ2P value
Adverse maternal outcomes
Gestational diabetes*1262 (27.99)872 (27.38)0.3470.556
Gestational hypertension*281 (6.23)196 (6.15)0.0200.889
Premature rupture of membranes*1385 (30.72)1070 (33.59)7.1190.008
Caesarean section*2065 (45.80)1534 (48.16)4.1970.040
Adverse foetal outcomes
Stillbirth2 (0.04)3 (0.09)0.7130.411†
Foetal distress*527 (11.69)418 (13.12)3.5740.059
Preterm birth*199 (4.41)121 (3.80)1.7670.184
Low birth weight*137 (3.04)96 (3.01)0.0040.951
Macrosomia*304 (6.74)213 (6.69)0.0090.925
  • *These pregnancy outcomes were all based on the data from 7694 live births.

  • †Fisher exact test.