Maternal Mortality Reports

Maternal Mortality Rates in the United States, 2019

National Vital Statistics Reports, Volume 69, Number 1: Evaluation of the Pregnancy Status Checkbox on the Identification of Maternal Deaths pdf icon[PDF – 450 KB]
This report describes the changes in rates due to the inclusion of the checkbox.

Series 3, Number 44: The Impact of the Pregnancy Checkbox and Misclassification on Maternal Mortality Trends in the United States, 1999—2017 pdf icon[PDF – 1 MB]
This report describes the use of a set of sophisticated statistical models to look at trends over this period to better understand the impact of the gradual adoption of the checkbox on national statistics.

National Vital Statistics Report, Volume 69, Number 2: Maternal Mortality in the United States: Changes in Coding, Publication, and Data Release, 2018 pdf icon[PDF – 1 MB]
This report includes the 2018 maternal mortality rates and discusses new coding procedures.

Page last reviewed: June 9, 2021