Category: maternal mortality

PODCAST – Q & A on 2020 Maternal Mortality Data HOST: NCHS kicked off the month of February with the latest annual report on Births in the country, using final data from 2020.  Most of the data were already reported in the provisional 2020 report last May, but there are a few topics that did not appear in that report. For example, cigarette smoking during pregnancy.  The Read More >

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Maternal Mortality Rates in the United States, 2019

A new NCHS report presents maternal mortality rates for 2019 based on data from the National Vital Statistics System. A maternal death is defined by the World Health Organization as, “the death of a woman while pregnant or within 42 days of termination of pregnancy, irrespective of the duration and the site of the pregnancy, Read More >

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Fact or Fiction – Have maternal deaths in the United States been on the rise over the past several years? Source: National Vital Statistics System, 2018 Read More >

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Q & A: New Release of 2018 Mortality Data and New Data on Maternal Mortality TRANSCRIPT Robert Anderson is Chief of the Mortality Statistics Branch at NCHS. Dr. Anderson joined me to discuss the new release of 2018 mortality data as well as the new data on maternal mortality in the United States: Q:           Before we get into the subject of maternal mortality, there are a number of other mortality topics in this Read More >

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Maternal Mortality

In 1915, the maternal mortality rate was 607.9 deaths per 100,000 live births for the birth registration area. In 2003, the maternal mortality rate was 12.1 deaths per 100,000 live births in the United States. Despite this tremendous overall improvement, maternal mortality continues to be a significant public health issue and commands an enormous amount Read More >

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