Study Finds Discrepancy in US Maternal Mortality Rates, Highlighting Racial Disparities

In Washington, D.C., a recently released study has shed new light on the alarming increase in maternal mortality rates in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the country saw a significant spike of roughly 40 percent in maternal deaths in 2021 compared to the previous year. This surge resulted in 32.9 deaths per 100,000 births in 2021, a stark contrast to the 23.8 deaths per 100,000 births reported …

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