AHS Index

April 2023 | Black Maternal Health Week

The AHS Index is a new way to look at data that illuminates a snapshot of our world today. It is intended to highlight health inequities and spark conversation, debate, and wonder.

Increase in the rate of U.S. women who died in childbirth (maternal mortality) in 2021, compared to pre-pandemic (2019) data: 60%

Pregnancy-related mortality rate per 100,000 white women: 13.7

Per 100,000 Black women: 41.4

Per 100,000 American Indian and Alaska Native women (AIAN): 26.5

Percent of pregnancy-related deaths that are preventable: 84

Percent of white pregnant women who received late pre-natal care or no prenatal care at all: 4.5

Percent of Black pregnant women: 8.8

Of Asian, Native Hawaiian, and Other Pacific Islander (NHOPI) pregnant women: 18.7

Number of Black-centering perinatal programs in the U.S. intended to reduce racism-based disparities in Black maternal health: 3

Number that are at Alameda Health System: 1