(TECH TIMES) -- Texas has the highest maternal mortality rate not only in the United States, but also in the developed world, reveals a 2016 study led by the University of Maryland.
The research shows pregnancy-related deaths in Texas nearly doubled in just two years between 2010 and 2012.
Maternal Mortality Rate Doubled In Texas
According to the study, 148 Texan women died in 2012 because of pregnancy-related causes, compared with just 72 deaths in 2010.
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Moreover, the state's overall maternal mortality rate increased dramatically from 2010 to 2014.