About the National Data


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

Target: 15.7 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births

Number of female deaths due to obstetric causes (ICD-10 codes: A34, O00-O95, O98-O99) while pregnant or within 42 days of being pregnant.
Number of live births.
Target-setting method

Percent improvement

Target-setting method details
10 percent improvement from the baseline.
Target-setting method justification
Trend data were not available at the time of establishing the baseline and target for this objective. A 10 percent improvement from the baseline was used to calculate a target. This method was used because there was a lack of reliable information on recent trends.


Comparable HP2020 objective
Modified, which includes core objectives that are continuing from HP2020 but underwent a change in measurement.
Changes between HP2020 and HP2030
This objective differs from Healthy People 2020 objectives MICH-5 in that the wording differs slightly and tracking data will be from the entire US.