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Maternal mortality: United States, 1999-2007

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• In the United States in 2007, the maternal mortality rate was 12.7 per 100,000 live births. 
• Between 1999 and 2007, the maternal mortality rate increased more than 28% in the United States . 

Healthy people 2020

  • Maternal deaths: reduce to no more than 11.4 per 100,000 live births.

Footnotes

  • Cause of death for 1996-1998 is based on the Ninth Revision, International Classification of Diseases (ICD-9); cause of death for after 1998 is based on the Tenth Revision, International Classification of Diseases (ICD-10).
  • Maternal death: one that occurs during pregnancy or within 42 days of the end of a pregnancy, irrespective of the duration and site of the pregnancy, from any cause related to or aggravated by a woman's pregnancy, but not from accidental or incidental causes.
  • Beginning in 2003, data are impacted by the 2003 revision of the U.S. Standard Certificate of Death that introduced a standard question format for maternal deaths and therefore may not be comparable to previous years.

Source

  • National Center for Health Statistics, final mortality data; National Center for Health Statistics, final natality data.
  • Retrieved February 06, 2016, from www.marchofdimes.org/peristats.