Figure shows the maternal mortality rates, by race and Hispanic origin in the United States, from 2018–2020.
Source: CDC, National Center for Health Statistics, National Vital Statistics System, Mortality.
Thank you for sharing this Emily. These stats are shocking and sad - there is a lot to take away here.
Any thoughts on why the numbers are going up so consistently across the board?
Yea these stats are bemusing. How are maternal mortality rates in the America, a developed country, going UP across the board?! And the racial disparity is worrying.
Would be interesting to see the breakdown of maternal mortality by state and perhaps data on other factors surrounding access to care or supply of midwives/OB-GYNs, pandemic etc.
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