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U.S. pregnancy deaths show outsized toll on Black women in pandemic’s first year -report

A government report released Wednesday shows that black women were almost three times more likely to die in pregnancy during or shortly following the COVID-19 pandemic than their white counterparts.

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In general, after the pandemic, the number maternal deaths rose by 14% to 861, from 754 in 2019. According to the National Center for Health Statistics,

In 2020, the maternal death rate among Black women was 2.9x higher than that of white women. This is up from 2.5x in 2018 and 2019.



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This report revealed that nearly one-third of all the new mothers and pregnant women who died in 2020 were Black. However, Black Americans account for just slightly more than 13% of the U.S. populace.

Age was also a risk factor. The data showed that the death rate for women over 40 was almost eight times higher than the rate for women under 25.

An International Data Review published last year revealed that stillbirths and maternal deaths increased by about a third during COVID-19, with overall pregnancy outcomes worsening for both mothers and babies worldwide.

This review gathered data from 40 studies in 17 countries. It found that lockdowns and disruptions to maternity services can increase pregnancy risks and lead to worse outcomes for infants and mothers.

(Reporting by Kanishka Singh in Bengaluru; Editing by Bill Berkrot)

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