Sunday, August 17, 2008

Black Women More Likely to Die in Childbirth than Whites or Latinas

Think Girl » Black Women More Likely to Die in Childbirth than Whites or Latinas

A probing 90-question review promises to unravel the stubborn knot of questions about why as many as 139 women died from pregnancy-related complications in New York state between 2003 and 2005 and why New York City continues to be a leader in maternal mortality.

For more than two years, a voluntary maternal mortality review conducted in the state has been struggling with its own life-and-death problem: the disappearance of New York City hospital participation.

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