Maternal Mortality per 100,000 Live Births, California vs. United States

Maternal Mortality per 100,000 Live Births, California vs. United States

The California Health Care Foundation reports that "After reaching a high of 16.9 in 2006, California's maternal mortality rate (MMR) fell to 7.3 in 2013, which was much lower than the national rate of 22.0 that year. Since 2010, California's MMR has been lower than the federal government's Healthy People 2020* target of 11.4. Statewide collaborative efforts to address the growing problem of maternal mortality have helped reduce preventable deaths. Such efforts help reduce hemorrhage during childbirth and prevent the adverse effects of preeclampsia."

 

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