Maternal death rates doubled in the past 20 years in the US

Maternal mortality rates in the U.S. dramatically worsened from 1999 to 2019, a new study finds. 

The research, published in July in the journal JAMA, reveals maternal mortality rates more than doubled in the U.S. in the past 20 years and bolsters existing evidence that certain racial and ethnic groups are at a greater risk of maternal mortality than others. The study used data on deaths and live births from the National Vital Statistics System and generated estimates of maternal deaths by state, race and ethnicity from 1999 to 2019.

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