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Arkansas & Maternal Mortality

Arkansas has the fifth highest level of maternal mortality in the nation 

Arkansas has a maternal mortality ratio of 44.5 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births annually

44.5

maternal deaths per 100,000 live births annually

76.3

Black maternal deaths per 100,000 live births annually

41.8

white maternal deaths per 100,000 live births annually

While cases of maternal mortality around the world have continued to trend downward, the numbers in the United States have continued to increase. Moreover, in the United States, huge disparities exist within populations, with Black and Native American/Indigenous women at much higher risk of maternal mortality and morbidity than white women. Nationwide, Black women are three times more likely to die from pregnancy related complications and Indigenous and Native American women are twice as likely to die than white women.

In Arkansas, there are 44.5 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births and it has the 5th worst maternal mortality outcomes in the nation. Black women in Arkansas face higher levels of maternal mortality due to systemic and racial inequalities.  

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