Status: Getting worse
Most Recent Data:
32.9 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births (2021)
15.7 per 100,000
17.4 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births occurred in 2018
Reduce maternal deaths
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