Definition: The maternal mortality rate (MMR) is the annual number of female deaths per 100,000 live births from any cause related to or aggravated by pregnancy or its management (excluding accidental or incidental causes). The MMR includes deaths during pregnancy, childbirth, or within 42 days of termination of pregnancy, irrespective of the duration and site of the pregnancy, for a specified year.
Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2012See also: Maternal mortality rate map
Infant Mortality Rate in U.S. Is So High Compared to European Countries Because They Take Better Care of Their Poor
Atlanta Black Star - 1/22/2015 7:45:39 PM
The abysmal infant mortality rate in the United ... found that the differences between the rates in the U.S. and the European countries were “essentially unchanged.” Join us in our effort to change our world with Empowering Narratives.
World Bank donates Ksh19b towards reproductive health
Kenya Broadcasting Corporation - 1/24/2015 12:19:28 PM
The World Bank has donated 19 billion shillings towards reproductive health, following increased maternal deaths in the country. Kenya currently has a mortality rate of 488 for every 100,000 births and is deemed to have relaxed in its fight against ...
Top Five Countries with Highest Rates of Maternal Mortality
International Business Times - 5/6/2014 11:47:47 AM
Sub-Saharan Africa is still the riskiest region in the world for ... with nine other countries accounts for 60% global maternal deaths. Around 40,000 pregnant women died in Nigeria in 2013, WHO said. In Nigeria maternal mortality rate can reach up to ...
Guyana among regional countries with highest maternal mortality rates
Stabroek News - 5/10/2014 8:58:24 AM
It was produced jointly by the World Health Organ-isation (WHO), UNICEF ... where maternal mortality is high. It said the five countries of the Americas with the lowest maternal mortality rate (MMR) are: Canada (11 per 100,000), Uruguay (14), Chile ...
A peep into Zambia’s mortality trends
Times of Zambia - 1/24/2015 3:32:45 PM
Since 1990, Zambia saw marked declines in mortality from a number of diseases that used to take a large toll on the country ... rates for adults between the ages of 20 to 44 is widening and HIV/AIDS, interpersonal violence, road injuries, and maternal ...
Maternal mortality rate in DR above the region's countries
Domican Today - 10/5/2014 3:57:01 PM
With an official record of 106 deaths per 100,000 live births, maternal mortality ... in six years the country could meet the United Nations Millennium Development Goals. Menendez pointed out that five years ago the mortality rate was 140 deaths per ...
Maternal Death Rates in US Are on Par With Developing Countries
Guardian LV - 5/4/2014 11:53:08 PM
Around the world, 293,000 women died due to pregnancy and delivery complications in 2013, down from the high number of 376,000 back in 1990, putting the U.S. on par with developing countries around the globe in relation to its maternal death rates.
The U.S. Is One Of The Only Countries In The World Where Maternal Deaths Are Rising
Think Progress - 5/6/2014 10:14:43 AM
Back in 1990, the United States’ maternal mortality rate was 12.4 women per 100,000 births ... The U.S. has the highest rate of first-day infant mortality of any country in the developed world. And the rate of death for children under the age of five ...
Study Says Meeting Contraception Needs Could Cut Maternal Deaths by a Third
New York Times - 7/8/2012 11:54:23 PM
A new study by researchers at Johns Hopkins University shows that fulfilling unmet contraception demand by women in developing countries could reduce global maternal mortality by nearly a third, a potentially great improvement for one of the world’s most ...
U.S. one of few countries with rise in maternal deaths
USA Today - 5/2/2014 12:21:09 PM
The United States is one of just eight countries in the world where deaths related to pregnancy and ... Belize and El Salvador. While U.S. maternal mortality rates remain lower than those in many poor countries, they are much higher than those in developed ...
The U.S. Is The Only Developed Nation With A Rising Maternal Mortality Rate
The Huffington Post - 5/19/2014 9:55:08 PM
the world's leader." Globally, there has been a decrease in maternal mortality rates. But eight countries are bucking that trend, and the U.S. is the only developed nation among them. The reasons for this American aberration are complex, systemic and ...
Kerala Registers Lowest Maternal Mortality Rate in Country
The New Indian Express - 1/6/2014 9:30:55 AM
Kerala has once again gained the position of being the state with the lowest maternal mortality rate in the country. The maternal mortality rate stands at 66 per one lakh live births according to the 2010-12 Sample Registration Survey report published by ...
Nigeria: Reducing The Country's High Maternal Mortality Rate
AllAfrica - 3/10/2010 11:54:19 PM
The statistical data on the ever-increasing maternal mortality ... rate of deaths of pregnant women in the country. That year the figure stood at between 1,100 and 1,500 deaths according to the UN. On its part UNICEF in it's the State Of The World Children ...
Keeping Maternal Mortality Rate Down Around the World
Medscape News - 6/8/2010 11:54:57 PM
Reduction in maternal mortality is one of ... The new analysis indicates that 6 countries (India, Nigeria, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Ethiopia, and the Democratic Republic of Congo) account for most maternal deaths in the world -- a not surprising but sobering ...
Peru News: Country Aims to Reduce Mortality Rate of Infants to 8 Per 1,000 Live Births With Welcome to Life Program
The Latin Post - 12/29/2014 9:22:43 AM
A recent report from Countdown to 2015 says some of the world's poorest countries have been successful in cutting maternal and young child mortality rates by half or more. The report, Accountability for Maternal, Newborn and Child Survival, highlights ...