Gastroschisis Trends and Ecologic Link to Opioid Prescription Rates - United States, 2006-2015 | MMWR

During 2011-2015, gastroschisis prevalence was 4.5 per 10,000 live births, which was 10% higher than the prevalence during 2006-2010. An ecologic analysis found a higher prevalence of gastroschisis where opioid prescriptions rates were high, supporting epidemiologic data suggesting an association between opioid use during pregnancy and gastroschisis.

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