The maternal mortality rate in the United States remains stable

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January 31, 2020: The total number of American women who die due to complications during pregnancy or childbirth has remained stable, but there are some significant disparities related to race and age, according to a new US government report. . UU.

In 2018, 658 women died during pregnancy or within 42 days after the end of pregnancy, and there were 17.4 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births, according to new data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. UU., CNN reported.

However, the rate among black women was 37.1 deaths per 100,000 live births, which is up to three times higher than among white and Hispanic women, according to the CDC's National Vital Statistics Report, published Thursday.

He also said that the maternal mortality rate among women 40 years and older was 81.9 deaths per 100,000 live births, which is almost eight times higher than among women under 25, CNN reported.

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