The Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) released a new Statistical Brief – #302: Mental Health Disorders Among Delivery Inpatient Stays by Patient Race and Ethnicity, 2020.
Brief highlights include:
- In 2020, White non-Hispanic women had the highest rate of delivery stays involving mental health disorders (14.0 per 100 delivery stays), and Asian/Pacific Islander non-Hispanic women had the lowest (3.6 per 100 delivery stays).
- Between 2017 and 2020, the rate of delivery stays involving mental health disorders increased 52 percent, with the lowest rate of increase among Black non-Hispanic women (47 percent) and the highest rate of increase among other non-Hispanic race/ethnicity women (71 percent).
This HCUP Statistical Brief presents statistics on mental health disorders during delivery inpatient stays by patient race and ethnicity using weighted estimates from the 2020 National Inpatient Sample (NIS):
- Changes in the rate of delivery stays with any mental health disorder diagnosis are presented by patient race and ethnicity from 2017 to 2020.
- The distribution of delivery stays with and without a mental health disorder diagnosis is presented by patient race and ethnicity.
- The rate of delivery stays with any mental health disorder diagnosis is presented by patient race and ethnicity for select patient and hospital characteristics and for specific and prevalent mental health disorders.
- The rate is provided by patient race and ethnicity for delivery stays involving common obstetric risk factors and either a concurrent mental health disorder diagnosis or no concurrent mental health disorder diagnosis.