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Black moms more likely to die from pregnancy-related ills

 

October 19, 2018



CHICAGO (AP) — Black women who have just given birth in Illinois are more likely to die from pregnancy-related issues within a year than non-Hispanic white women a new study finds.

The Illinois Department of Public Health on Thursday released a study of statewide trends in maternal deaths.

The study analyzed the cases of women who died between 2008 and 2016 while pregnant or within one year of pregnancy. Researchers found an average of 73 Illinois women died within one year of pregnancy. They also found black women are six times as likely to die of a pregnancy-related condition as white w...



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