Treasure hunt question #7


According to a history of medicine published in 1929, how did the rate of women who died in childbirth in the U.S. in the 1920s compare to the rate in Sweden? What reason did they give for this?

In 2010, 21 U.S. women died per 100,000 births, compared to 4 Swedish women (according to the World Bank). We now have one of the highest maternal mortality rates among wealthy nations, well above almost all of Europe, as well as Japan and South Korea.

(One last day to catch up!)

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