Report Ranks Oklahoma 48th For Women
Ponca City Now - September 26, 2013 12:59 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – A new analysis ranks Oklahoma 48th in the nation for how women are faring in 36 different economic, leadership and health indicators.
The report was released on Wednesday by the Center for American Progress, a Washington, D.C.,-based non-partisan research and educational institute.
The report, entitled The State of Woman in America, says Oklahoma women suffer from the third-highest maternal mortality rate in the nation. That means women in Oklahoma are more likely to die from pregnancy-related medical complications than women in 47 other states.
The report also says Oklahoma is among the top 10 worst states in the nation in terms of infant mortality. Across the nation, the state has the second-lowest rate of OB-GYNs to the female population, with only one OB-GYN for every 18,713 women.