Maternal-Infant Health Disparities

  • Non-Hispanic black women and Native American/Alaskan Native women are three to four times more likely to die from pregnancy-related causes than Non-Hispanic white women.

  • Pregnancy-related mortality is also elevated among Native Americans/Native Alaskans, Asians/Pacific Islanders, and for certain subgroups of Hispanic women including Puerto Ricans in specific regions within the United States

  • Black infants are at higher risk for preterm birth, low birth weight and are more than twice as likely to die within the first year of life as a white infants

  • Low income women are at a higher risk of preterm and low birth weight babies

  • Black women at 2x's as likely to experience serious perinatal health complications

Statistics from CDC reports