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Snapshot of Ohio Pregnancy Associated Deaths, 2008-2019*

Ohio Pregnancy Deaths Infographic (12-03-20)


Snapshot of Ohio Pregnancy-Associated Deaths, 2008-2019*

From 2008 through 2016, there were 610 pregnancy-associated deaths in Ohio
70% (n=428) occurred in the postpartum period, up to 1 year after pregnancy
31% (n=131) of those occurred within 6 weeks of pregnancy

Pregnancy-associated death: The death of a woman while pregnant or anytime within one year of pregnancy regardless of cause.

Pregnancy related death: The death of a woman while pregnant or within one year of pregnancy from any cause related to or aggravated by the pregnancy
or management, excluding accidental or incidental causes.

Pregnancy associated, but not pregnancy-related death: The death of a woman while pregnant or within one year of pregnancy, due to a cause unrelated to pregnancy.

Could not determine: The death of a woman while pregnant or within one year of pregnancy, due to a cause that could not be determined to be pregnancy- related or not pregnancy related.


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