An infographic shows illustrations of a row of four parents and newborns of different colors and sizes, representing differences in severe maternal morbidity rates by race and ethnicity in New York State in 2018.

The smallest blue figure on the left represents the baseline of severe maternal morbidity among white New Yorkers. Next, a larger yellow figure shows that these rates are 1.5 times higher among Asian New Yorkers. Third, a slightly larger green figure shows rates among Hispanic New Yorkers are 1.7 times higher. Finally, the largest red figure shows rates among Black New Yorkers are 2.3 times higher.

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