The Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI): An Early Cross-Sectional Analysis of PRAMS Phase 8 Data on Hospital Practices and Breastfeeding Outcomes in Utah and Wyoming

Abstract Introduction: Breastfeeding has immediate and long-term benefits for both maternal and child health.  This study examines the association between Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI) experiences and breastfeeding outcomes in the Mountain West region. Methods: A cross-sectional (retrospective secondary data analysis) was performed using the 2016 Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) data. The participants were …

The Association Between Preconception Body Mass Index and Subfertility Among Hispanic and non-Hispanic Women: A Cross-Sectional Study from Utah’s Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Survey (2012–2015)

Abstract Objective: To investigate the association between pre-pregnancy body mass index (BMI) and subfertility within a population-based cohort, exploring Hispanic ethnicity as a potential effect modifier. Methods: We used cross-sectional study data from the Utah Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System from 2012–2015. Relationships between maternal pre-pregnancy BMI and subfertility were evaluated via Poisson regression models …

Dental Health Among Pregnant Utah Women

Nearly half of Americans are diagnosed with periodontal disease, of whom an estimated 40% suffer from moderate to severe periodontitis.

Infertility in Utah, 2004-2005

Infertility is typically defined as a lack of pregnancy among couples who have had one year of sexual intercourse without using contraception. Worldwide, millions of couples suffer from infertility …