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AHRQ Stats: Regional Variations in Severe Maternal Morbidity

The severe maternal morbidity rate was highest in hospitals located in the Northeast (165 per 10,000 deliveries) and lowest in the Midwest (116 per 10,000) in 2015. The most common indicators of severe maternal morbidity were blood transfusion, disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC), and hysterectomy (in 2015, 121.1, 11.0, and 11.0 deliveries per 10,000, respectively.)