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

Target Setting Method
Percent improvement


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.