Status: Baseline only

  
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Baseline only

Most Recent Data:
17.4 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births (2018)

Target:
15.7 per 100,000

Desired Direction:
Decrease desired

Baseline:
17.4 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births occurred in 2018

Reduce maternal deaths

Target-Setting Method
Percent improvement

Summary

Women in the United States are more likely to die from childbirth or problems related to pregnancy than women in other high-income countries. In addition, there are persistent disparities by race/ethnicity. Improving the quality of medical care for women before, during, and after pregnancy can help reduce maternal deaths.