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An estimated 60% of U.S. pregnancy-related deaths are preventable. According to a recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report, there were 3,410 pregnancy-related deaths in the United States from 2011 to 2015. During this period, there were 17.2 pregnancy-related deaths per 100,000 live births; rates were highest among black (42.8) and American Indian/Alaska Native (32.5) women, and lowest among white (13) and Hispanic (11.4) women. Causes differed by when deaths occurred relative to the end of pregnancy. Among 232 pregnancy-related deaths evaluated for preventability, 139 (60%) were determined to be preventable. "These data demonstrate the need to address the multiple factors that contribute to pregnancy-related deaths during pregnancy, labor and delivery, and postpartum," the authors write in the May 10 Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.