Number and Rate of Positive COVID-19 Cases in ...


The rate of COVID-19 in pregnant women, by maternal deprivation level and month, in Scotland. Based on COPS pregnancy database updated in mid-September 2021, and cases of COVID-19 with date of onset up to 31 August 2021.

Maternal deprivation level is based on the woman's postcode at the time of the end of her pregnancy (or antenatal booking for ongoing pregnancies)

For any individual, the specimen date of their first positive viral PCR result is taken as the date of onset of their first episode of COVID-19.
Subsequent positive viral PCR results with specimen date within 90 days of their first positive result are discounted.
If the individual then has a positive viral PCR result with specimen date ≥90 days after their first positive result, this is taken as the date of onset of their second episode of COVID-19.
Subsequent positive viral PCR results with specimen date within 90 days of this second index date are then discounted as for the first episode of COVID, and so on. COVID-19 is defined as occurring in pregnancy if the date of onset for any episode of infection occurs at any point from the estimated date of conception (date the woman was 2+0 weeks gestation) up to and including the date the pregnancy ended.

Looking at the totals for all months combined, if a woman has two pregnancies during the period covered, with different maternal deprivation level (due to moving house) assigned to the separate pregnancies she will be counted against the total for each relevant deprivation level, but only once in the overall (all levels) total. This means that the overall (all levels) total may be slightly lower than the sum of the specific deprivation level totals.

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Data Dictionary

Column Type Label Description
Country text 9-digit country code for Scotland

Country codes

Month numeric Month of onset of COVID-19
SIMDQuintile text Maternal deprivation level

Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation information

SIMDQuintileQF text Qualifier for SIMDQuintile

Qualifier information

NumberOfPregnancies text Number of pregnancies during each month
NumberOfCasesInPregnancy text Number of positive cases of COVID-19 during pregnancy
RateOfCasesInPregnancy text Rate of positive cases of COVID-19 in pregnancy (per 100,000)

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Data last updated October 6, 2021
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