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New Jersey Maternal Mortality Report 2016-2018

Maternal mortality remains at the forefront of public health initiatives nationally and in New Jersey. New Jersey trends mirror and outpace national statistics as a state with one of the highest disparities in maternal mortality ratios between White, NH and Black, NH women (AHR, 2021). In New Jersey, Black, NH women experience a pregnancy-related maternal mortality ratio nearly seven times that of their White, NH counterparts, whereas nationwide, Black, NH women are three to four times more likely than White, NH women to experience pregnancy-related mortality (Howell, 2018). To address increasing rates of maternal mortality, as well as the racial gap in deaths, continued focus on maternal mortality as a public health priority is required
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New Jersey Department of Health
Resource Type Tags:
State/City MMRC Reports
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Release and Beyond
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Committee Chair
Epidemiologists and Data Analysts