Too Many Pregnant Women Are Dying In Rural America

Pregnancy and childbirth care is one such instance, according to a recent deep data dive from the Wall Street Journal. Pregnant people in rural areas of the U.S. died of pregnancy-related complications 64% more often in 2015 than people in urban areas, according to the WSJ — which is a shift from 2000, when maternal death rate was higher in urban areas. Truly terrifying data visualizations from the report show how drastically rural areas are in need of doctors.

Too Many Pregnant Women Are Dying In Rural America

Pregnancy and childbirth care is one such instance, according to a recent deep data dive from the Wall Street Journal. Pregnant people in rural areas of the U.S. died of pregnancy-related complications 64% more often in 2015 than people in urban areas, according to the WSJ — which is a shift from 2000, when maternal death rate was higher in urban areas. Truly terrifying data visualizations from the report show how drastically rural areas are in need of doctors.