There’s No Success Story Texas Can Follow To Stop Black Mothers From Dying

In the U.S., black mothers die at three to four times the rate of white mothers.

By Ashley LopezMarch 16, 2018 9:30 am| , , ,

From KUT:

Part 3 of a three-part series.

As Texas looks to reduce its maternal mortality rate, there is one aspect of the crisis that is going to be harder to solve: Black women are more likely to die while pregnant or after giving birth than women from other racial or ethnic groups.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, black mothers in the U.S. die at three to four times the rate of white mothers. In Texas, 11 percent of births in 2011-2012 were to black women, yet they made up 30 percent of the reported maternal deaths in the state.

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