Maternal Mortality in Texas

Sonia Baeva, Natalie P. Archer, Karen Ruggiero, Manda Hall, Julie Stagg, Evelyn Coronado Interis, Rachelle Vega, Evelyn Delgado, John Hellerstedt, Gary Hankins, Lisa M. Hollier

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Abstract

A commentary on maternal mortality in Texas is provided in response to a 2016 article in Obstetrics & Gynecology by MacDorman et al. While the Texas Department of State Health Services and the Texas Maternal Mortality and Morbidity Task Force agree that maternal mortality increased sharply from 2010 to 2011, the percentage change or the magnitude of the increase in the maternal mortality rate in Texas differs depending on the statistical methods used to compute and display it. Methodologic challenges in identifying maternal death are also discussed, as well as risk factors and causes of maternal death in Texas. Finally, several state efforts currently underway to address maternal mortality in Texas are described.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)614-620
Number of pages7
JournalAmerican Journal of Perinatology
Volume34
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2017

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Keywords

  • maternal death
  • maternal mortality rate
  • Texas
  • women's health

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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Baeva, S., Archer, N. P., Ruggiero, K., Hall, M., Stagg, J., Interis, E. C., Vega, R., Delgado, E., Hellerstedt, J., Hankins, G., & Hollier, L. M. (2017). Maternal Mortality in Texas. American Journal of Perinatology, 34(6), 614-620. https://doi.org/10.1055/s-0036-1595809