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Deep Dive: Number of Black women dying during pregnancy on the rise

News 12 New Jersey spoke with Mariekarl Vilceus-Talty, president and CEO of Partnership for Maternal & Child Health of Northern New Jersey, about the issue.

News 12 Staff

Jul 11, 2023, 2:50 AM

Updated 346 days ago

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The rate of women dying during pregnancy keeps increasing in New Jersey.
A new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association says Black women saw the largest jump. The death rate for them increased to 110 deaths per 100,000 births in the last decade than the decade prior. This is more than double the mortality rate.
Rates for Hispanic women were also higher.
Some say this is due to the racial divide in health care.
News 12 New Jersey spoke with Mariekarl Vilceus-Talty, president and CEO of Partnership for Maternal & Child Health of Northern New Jersey, about the issue.


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