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Giving Birth in U.S. Increasingly Deadly For Mothers

Pregnancy mortality rates in U.S. have risen steadily for decades.

By Patch National Desk

What does the United States have in common with countries such as Afghanistan, Belize and El Salvador?

All have rising maternal mortality rates. In fact, the United States was one of only eight countries in the world to see an increase in pregnancy related deaths between 2003 and 2013,USA Today reported.

The maternal death rate in the United States far exceeds that of other developed countries, the newspaper reported. The story is based on research by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington in Seattle.

The research found that 18.5 mothers died for every 100,000 births, the Washington Post reported, which is double the mortality rate in Canada and triple the rate in the United Kingdom.

In 1987, the mortality rate was 7.2 per 100,000 U.S. births. UPI reported that the mortality rate has been rising steadily – 12.4 in 1990, 17.6 in 2003 and reaching 18.5 last year.

The rate also spiked in 2009 because of the H1N1 influenzaoutbreak.

One of the study's authors, Nicholas Kassebaum told USA Todaythat the increase might have been caused by "poorer access to essential health care" in the U.S. during the time period compared to other developed countries.


Country1st May 13, 2014 at 10:18 PM
Here some other facts for you Barry: over $100 billion is owned in unpaid child support; and child support payments represent 45% of income of households headed by single women -- that's why 41% households headed by single women are below the poverty level -- twice that for households headed by single men and nearly five times that for married couples.
Barry Gellman May 15, 2014 at 08:11 AM
yes you ignorant twat but what I don't understand is WHY f you are so willing to lump ALL men together as culprits ( by your own statistics 60 % the MAJORITY do pay on time ) why not address the real problem ? Deadbeat scumbag democrats , Follow the money you retard . 90 % of people in prisons come from fatherless homes , the majority of prisoners are minorities . Minorities vote democrat in unison with a rare exception being persecuted as an uncle Tom . So if you activate your brain for just a minute you would recognize the common bond of most dead beat dads is not their penis but their politics and lack of morality IE the fact they are liberals ! THE "Why should I pay my child support when the gob mint will take care of everything " attitude embraced by the entitlement party. Now this gets even more fun , which party is pro life ? the conservatives right ? Which party is let's kill this human soul because it might inconvenience me ? Yep , bingo ! you and your libtard friends . By the numbers which group would you assume has MORE unprotected sex with strangers in bars and more children out of wedlock ? So you see my friend your problem is not with MEN in general , just the scumbag Godless losers that vote democrat and put their animal desires in front of God and community aka the democrats , the ones YOU gravitate to ( assuming your man hating ass is still playing for that team ) So here is a plan of action for you . 1. stop being a whore 2. Find a nice church of any denomination and attend regularly 3. Find God , there are many paths , I would avoid the pagan earth mother hedonistic version that appeals most to you though . 4. Try and meet a man that does not want to bang you on the first date ! Someone willing to have a legitimate relationship who sees value in you beyond your vagina ( it might help to tone down the angry man hating routine ) Put your trust in God and he will provide . ( he is kind of like the government in the respect his resources never run dry , only he doesn't steal the money from hard working conservatives to provide for lazy entitled deadbeats . Now try and not let your head explode , I am no bible thumper but since you like generalizing so much Good Christians TRY to keep their families together. ( I failed but my partner was a junkie alcoholic and a cheat ) ( no I don't forgive her , I am not THAT good a Christian yet ) But I am trying , and I certainly pray for the next sucker that falls into that trap . Here is an interesting fact for you , 100 % of everyone that ever cheated on me was a woman ! But I still love em ! I just avoid the crazy liberal ones .
Country1st May 15, 2014 at 09:11 AM
There he is -- the Barry we all know and can't stand. Retard? Reaaaal classes -- but very representative of today's GOP. And by the way rube -- you didn't deny a SINGLE fact that I stated, did you now? You're rube Barry -- and do you really think that when you're at St. Peter's gate that they'll welcome you in? You'll be sent packing. You're no Christian -- you're the LEAST Christian Christian. And by the way rube, those women didn't 'cheat' on you -- they left you. And who wouldn't? Bye bye rube
Barry Gellman May 15, 2014 at 09:32 AM
I think you need to expand your vocabulary oh angry one , point one , by definition rube simply implies born in the country , I don't personally see the insult in that , however I am the product of urban upbringing . But I see you use the term a lot and in your man hating eyes it probably means something different ? I also see you think Corbitt is a rube so by default I am prestigious and governor material ? So I will thank you . If we are going to call names let's use ones that apply , for example , I could easily call you stupid because you have shown yourself to be so , or a myopic brainwashed twat as you also have proven these points . You might note I personally own being a poor example of Christianity so that was a week attack from a week mind , but who are you to judge ? You area baby killing man hating dyke , so I guess I will see you in Hell , where I will laugh at you exactly like I do here on earth . Pathetic deluded stupid whore . Go knock out some more welfare babies if you can find anyone drunk enough to stick it in you .
Barry Gellman May 15, 2014 at 09:44 AM
Hey Cuntry 1st I hacked your account , you're Aileen Wuornos . I knew there was something familiar about you .

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