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There are 3 comments on US Maternal Mortality Rates Higher Than Reported

    1. I doubt a change in maternal age is the factor. In fact, I suspect most older mothers who choose to have a baby at forty and older typically have better health, a more stable financial situation and more regular healthcare (including prenatal) than many younger pregnant women and new mothers. Besides, that is an easy factor to consider and parse out. The biggest change in the populace over this time in the US that impacts health and can put women and children at increased risk for a multitude of medical problems is obesity.

  1. In Texas, the major reasons behind the “doubling” of maternal deaths rates between 2010-2012 must surely include state initiated public policy changes which have greatly restricted women’s access to reproductive health clinics/treatment.
    Since Governor & Lt Gov continue to push more restrictive policies, Statistics will probably worsen for some time. Quite a different environment than California where maternal death rates have fallen.
    Thank you for your research report.

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