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Vitals

September 28, 1998

Much progress has been made in reducing the rate of maternal deaths in the United States (deaths per 100,000 live births):

All Races

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Age 1960 1991 All Ages 32.1 7.2 Younger than 20 22.7 6.8 20-24 20.7 5.9 25-29 29.8 5.9 30-34 50.3 8.8 35 and older 104.3 19.0

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White

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Age 1960 1991 All Ages 22.4 5.0 Younger than 20 14.8 4.2 20-24 15.3 3.8 25-29 20.3 4.2 30-34 34.3 7.2 35 and older 73.9 14.3

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Black

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Age 1960 1991 All Ages 92.0 18.1 Younger than 20 54.8 12.1 20-24 56.9 13.2 25-29 92.8 16.3 30-34 105.6 23.1 35 and older 299.5 61.9

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Source: National Center for Health Statistics

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