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Selected Maternal Morbidities and Risk Factors in Pregnancy, by Maternal Race/Ethnicity,* 2007

Selected Maternal Morbidities and Risk Factors in Pregnancy, by Maternal Race/Ethnicity, 2007
Race/Ethnicity Rate per 1,000 Live Births
Diabetes** Pregnancy-Associated Hypertension Chronic Hypertension Eclampsia

*Total includes all births to U.S. residents.

**Includes gestational and chronic diabetes.

Eclampsia is characterized by seizures and generally follows preeclampsia, which is marked by high blood pressure, weight gain, and protein in the urine. Eclampsia is reported in 15 reporting areas.

Source II.19, II.22: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, National Vital Statistics System

Total 44.8 38.8 11.0 2.8
Non-Hispanic White 42.3 43.6 11.2 2.8
Non-Hispanic Black 38.9 46.2 21.6 4.0
Hispanic 46.1 27.5 5.4 2.0

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