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As world improves, pregnancy-related deaths rise in U.S.
California Watch

A massive new analysis of worldwide maternal mortality shows that deaths are down significantly around the globe – but in the United States, deaths are up to 17 per 100,000, compared to the last U.S. estimate of 12 per 100,000. This suggests that California’s most recently reported rate of 19 per 100,000 is not an outlier or a fluke, but a representation of a national problem.