The US is an Outlier: Maternal Mortality Rates Rise Since 2000

Sep 03, 2016 | by
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Although the United States recently experienced a slight drop in maternal deaths, the nation's maternal mortality rate has risen steeply since 2000 at the same time it fell by more than a third globally. New data from the University of Washington's Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation, a research group funded by the Gates Foundation, indicates that between 2000 and 2015, the maternal mortality rate in the U.S. increased by nearly 47 percent, from 17.1 deaths per 100,000 population to 25.1 deaths.

The US is an Outlier: Maternal Mortality Rates Rise Since 2000