February 23, 2022
Inequities and SDOH
  • The CDC released a new report indicating that the U.S. maternal mortality rate increased during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic, with Black women faring far worse than their white peers. In 2020, 861 women died of maternal causes – up from 754 in 2019 – resulting in a maternal mortality rate of almost 24 deaths per 100,000 live births. The rate among white women remained essentially unchanged at 19 per 100,000 births. However, the rate among Black women climbed from 44 per 100,000 births in 2019 to 55 per 100,000 births in 2020 – almost triple the rate for white women. (Article here)