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Recent Increases in the U.S. Maternal Mortality Rate: Disentangling Trends From Measurement Issues

Creanga, Andreea A. MD, PhD; Callaghan, William M. MD, MPH

doi: 10.1097/AOG.0000000000001831
Departments: Letters
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Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland

Division of Reproductive Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia

Division of Reproductive Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia

Financial Disclosure The author did not report any potential conflicts of interest.

The findings and conclusions in this report are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official position of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Data source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics. Underlying Cause of Death 1999–2014 on CDC WONDER Online Database, released 2015. Data are from the Multiple Cause of Death Files, 1999–2014, as compiled from data provided by the 57 vital statistics jurisdictions through the Vital Statistics Cooperative Program. Accessed at http://wonder.cdc.gov/ucd-icd10.html on September 4, 2016.

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