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U.S. has highest maternal death rate among developed countries
Modern Healthcare

U.S. women are more likely to die during childbirth than women in any other developed country, leading the U.S. to be ranked 33rd among 179 countries on the health and well-being of women and children.

Women in the U.S. face a 1-in-1,800 risk for maternal death, the worst among the developed nations surveyed in Save the Children’s 16th annual State of the World’s Mothers report.

The study, published with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Johnson & Johnson, relies on data from the World Health Organization’s Center for Health Development’s 2003-2011 demographic and health surveys.