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The U.S. ranks 34th in maternal survival

26 January 2009 Leave a comment

According to the United Nations Population Fund, the United States has a maternal death rate of 11 for every 100,000 live births, which makes it tied for thirty-fourth (with Bulgaria, Lithuania, and Portugal) in terms of maternal survival rates. Ireland ranks first, with only one maternal death for every 100,000 live births.

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