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In the United States, which of the following racial/ethnic groups is least likely to die from pregnancy-related complications?

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A 2019 CDC study found that the pregnancy-related death rate per 100,000 live births is 40.8 for black women, 12.7 for white women, and 11.5 for Hispanic women. Kamala Harris recently blamed "systemic racial inequities and implicit bias" for the higher pregnancy-related death rate of black and native women. She made this accusation while failing to mention that Latinas have a lower pregnancy-related death rate than whites, which undercuts her claim. Many risk factors can contribute to pregnancy-related mortality, such as congenital diseases like sickle-cell anemia, lifestyle ailments like obesity, and communicable diseases like HIV.

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