Status: Baseline only
Reduce maternal deaths
Baseline: 17.4 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births occurred in 2018
Target: 15.7 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births
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.
Workgroup: Maternal, Infant, and Child Health Workgroup