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The cost of giving birth: UK vs US

Reason #3728 why Boris Johnson should not sell the NHS to D. Trump.

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Note: Maternal mortality data was unavailable for Alaska and Vermont and are therefore omitted from the chart. Comparable birth costs for these states were $10,681 and $6,502 respectively.

Sources: UK maternal mortality rate is for 2014 – 16 from Saving Lives, Improving Mothers’ Care 2017. US maternal mortality rate is for 2011 – 2015 from America’s Health Rankings analysis of CDC WONDER Online Database, Mortality files, United Health Foundation,, Accessed 2019. US cost of birth figures from FAIR Health vis Business Insider (2018) 



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