U.S. Heading the Wrong Way When It Comes to Maternal Mortality Rate

The good news is that the maternal mortality rates around the world fell by more than a third from 2000 to 2005. The New York Times, citing data from the Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation, reports that the maternal mortality rate in the United States rose from 23 per 100,000 births in 2005 to 28 per 100,000 in 2013. “The findings are part of a gathering body of evidence on the dismal numbers for maternal mortality among American women and how they keep getting worse.”

Source: New York Times