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Trends in state-level maternal mortality by racial and ethnic group


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JAMA Network

About The Study: While maternal mortality remains unacceptably high among all racial and ethnic groups in the U.S., American Indian and Alaska Native and Black individuals are at increased risk, particularly in several states where these inequities had not been previously highlighted. Maternal mortality persists as a source of worsening disparities in many U.S. states and prevention efforts during this study period (1999 to 2019) appear to have had a limited impact in addressing this health crisis.

Authors: Gregory A. Roth, M.D., M.P.H., of the University of Washington in Seattle, is the corresponding author.

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