New study shows Black women are still suffering the most in terms of maternal mortality as figures triple since 1999 in the United States

A new study has revealed what some have long known. In the study, researchers with the JAMA Medical Journal discovered that since 1999 the number of maternal mortality cases has nearly tripled. A significant number of these deaths are among Black women.

The study found that the exact number of deaths per 100,000 live births rose from 12.7 to 32.2 overall, from 14.0 to 49.2 among American Indians and Alaska Natives, 26.7 to a staggering 55.4 among Blacks, and 9.6 to 20.9 among Asians.

NBC spoke to the researchers who performed the study.

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