Black women in the United States are over 50% more likely to deliver a premature baby than white women.
Pregnant women in the United States are more than twice as likely to die from complications related to pregnancy or childbirth than those in most other high-income countries in the world. Behind these statistics lie racial disparities in SMM rates and their risk factors, such as bleeding disorder, diabetes and heart disease. Black women have a 63% higher rate of SMM than women in majority white communities.
Today, 175 Texas children will be victims of abuse.
In Texas, 32.4% of children aged 10-17 are overweight or obese. In Bexar County, 27% of black and Hispanic children are obese, while only 12% of white children are obese. Breastfed children have a lower risk of childhood obesity than those who were not breastfed.
Households that experience food insecurity lack access to enough food for an active, healthy life for all household members.