Racial Disparities: Did You Know?
African-American women have higher infant, fetal and perinatal mortality rates than women of other ethnicities. Did you know? An African-American woman is 3–6 times more likely to have a pregnancy-related death than a white woman. While maternal mortality ratios for all ethnic groups have declined over the past half century, racial and ethnic disparities in maternal mortality have actually increased. Did you know? Many doctors spend less time with their patients of color. Learn more about what you can do, and see the news and research about racial disparities in the articles linked below.