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.
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