10 April 2013

Shockingly High Maternal Mortality Rate in NYC

A Center for Research and Policy in the Public Interest report finds maternal mortality is up 30% in New York City over the past decade. The greatest burden falls upon black women with a rate of 79 deaths for every 100,000 live births.

Alanna Shaikh put that number into context:

If black women in NYC were a country, they would fall in the midst of this group of countries (ignore North Korea as it almost certainly grossly under-reports):