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Maternal Mortality Rates Decreased in 2022, but Disparities Persist

New CDC data indicates that national maternal mortality rates (MMR) fell significantly in 2022 compared to 2021, but disparities between racial and ethnic groups remain high. These new data suggest that maternal deaths are returning to pre-pandemic levels after spiking in 2021. This blog examines new data on maternal mortality and disparities, and the tools states have available to help combat maternal mortality and morbidity before, during, and after pregnancy.



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