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Safe Motherhood:
Promoting Health for Women Before, During, and After Pregnancy

Maternal Mortality Rates by Racial and Ethnic Group, United States, 2004

Non-Hispanic White Non-Hispanic Black Hispanic Total
9.8 36.1 8.5 13.1

* Annual number of deaths during pregnancy or within 42 days after delivery, per 100,000 live births.
Source: CDC, National Center for Health Statistics and Division of Reproductive Health.

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Participating PRAMS Projects, 2007

States participating in PRAMS

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  • West Virginia

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Page last reviewed: February 11, 2008
Page last modified: February 11, 2008
Content source: National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

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