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Master of Public Health (MPH)


Public Health


Maternal health characteristics are commonly discussed topics in communities. Although some may not know exactly how in-depth data is collected on women that give birth, these characteristics are still discussed in education, healthcare, socially, and in the media. With each state collecting their own data on these characteristics, a large portion are depicted collectively, as a ‘national average’. One of the most common characteristics is mortality of both the mother and the infant. This Capstone project will dive deeper into maternal characteristics and highlighting specific data to broaden the scope of commonly discussed maternal health characteristics. It will also dive deeper into Maine specific maternal characteristics and compare them to the US average. The main question being discussed in this Capstone project is how Maine compares to the rest of the US on specific maternal characteristics. The characteristics chosen to move forward with are: maternal age, maternal education, birthing place, attending staff education, race, and mothers birth continent.

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