OpenAxis Data Journalist Intern | Graduate student at UCSD's School of Global Policy & Strategy
Source: JMIR Mhealth Uhealth 2022
The majority of Americans are concerned about how their personal data is being used by both companies and the government.
Source: Pew Research Center
The U.S. has the highest maternal mortality rate among developed countries. More info on the data can be found here. In addition, the U.S. is the only developed country that does not guarantee paid maternity leave for all parents.
Current U.S. Policies for parental leave include the 1993 Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA): "employers with 50 or more workers provide 12 weeks of unpaid leave annually", The Federal Employee Paid Leave Act, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), and some State programs.
Source: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) & the Center for Disease Control (CDC)
Figure shows the maternal mortality rates, by race and Hispanic origin in the United States, from 2018–2020.
This data was collected from the CDC's Pregnancy Mortality Surveillance System. Since the system has been put in place reported pregnancy related deaths have increased from 7.2 deaths per 100,000 live births in 1987 to 23.8 deaths per 100,000s live births in 2020. According to the CDC, "the reasons for the overall increase in pregnancy-related mortality are unclear." However, to improve the underreporting of maternal mortality it was recommended to add a "pregnancy related death box" to death certificates. This might explain some of the increase over time, however it does not explain all of it. *Note: Mortality rates are per 100,000 live births
More info can be found here.
- Disparity between different race/ethnicity backgrounds
- U.S. Maternal Mortality Rate compared to other developed countries
Source: Center for Disease Control (CDC)
Updated graph with current Ukraine Refugee Counts as of May 5th.