Monday, July 3, 2017

Why Does Texas Have Such A HIgh Maternal Mortality Rate ???

According to a 2016 study, Texas has one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the developed world. For some as yet unknown reason, the rate doubled around 2011-2012:

I'm gonna go out on a limb and blame it on Presidents George W. Bush and Obama ad-Dajjal. Why do I say this?

Take a look at this graph of US deportations by year:

Note the deportation rate more than doubled between 2002 and 2009, and then stayed at that high rate (~400,000 per year).

My guess is that immigrant mothers, worried about possible deportation, stopped going to clinics for prenatal care around that time frame. This led to untreated problems associated with pregnancy which caused the higher mortality rate.

Just a thought. Needs confirmation, of course.

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