Maternal Mortality in NYC

I can scarcely get my thoughts together after reading this article:

In 2008, black women in New York City experienced 79 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births compared to 10 white maternal deaths per 100,000 live births, and a national rate of 13 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births, according to the latest data available.

I’m utterly speechless.

One Response

  1. I know, I know. I just saw a similar stat today from twitter and was just as speechless. Also got our local hospitals rates and am disappointed. Time for change!

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