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, 2014See also: Maternal mortality rate map
Global Maternal Mortality Rate Drop By 44 Percent Since 1990: UN Report
Med India - 11/14/2015 5:04:54 AM
A report by UN agencies and the World Bank found that deaths ... However, only nine countries have achieved the targets set by the UN. "This report will show that by the end of 2015 maternal mortality will have dropped by 44 percent from its levels from ...
Maternal Mortality Rates Are Falling Around the World
tjcnewspaper.com - 11/16/2015 2:03:34 AM
Interestingly, MMR has fallen 48% in the developed regions of world from 23 to 12 per 100 000 live ... Now that number is 14, meaning that the country’s maternal mortality rate is double that of Canada. There were over a half-million maternal deaths ...
United States maternal mortality rate is twice that of Canada, UN says
NYSE Post - 11/14/2015 1:18:49 PM
Deaths of women from pregnancy-related causes have fallen by nearly half across the world in the past quarter ... mask the fact that less developed countries and regions are still experiencing a high rate of maternal mortality related to pregnancy.
Our maternal mortality rate is a national embarrassment
Washington Post - 11/18/2015 12:31:08 PM
We're one of the world's wealthiest countries, and we spend way more on healthcare ... which naturally leads to higher maternal mortality rates. There's a similar dynamic at work in other health outcomes, too -- like life expectancy, for instance, where ...
Maternal mortality cut by almost half in 25 years: UN
egyptindependent.com - 11/16/2015 1:52:14 PM
"This report will show that by the end of 2015 maternal mortality will have dropped by 44 percent from its levels from 1990," said Dr Lale Say, coordinator for reproductive health and research at the World ... countries with high maternal death rates ...
U.S. maternal mortality rate worsens since 1990, WHO reports
BabyCenter Blog - 11/17/2015 12:18:00 PM
A newly-released global survey by the World ... maternity mortality rate in the U.S. has worsened in the past 25 years. If you look at the big picture, the U.S. is still a relatively safe place to have baby, considering the average amount of maternal ...
Maternal mortality drops by half over 25 years
Destination Santé - 11/19/2015 10:06:46 AM
Thanks to the efforts made by numerous countries, maternal mortality has fallen by ... In this region of the world, the maternal mortality rate has fallen from 95 deaths per 100,000 live births to 27. This is a fall of 72%! Unfortunately, certain areas ...
US Maternal Mortality Rates Have Gotten Worse, Are Now Twice Canadian Rate
International Business Times - 11/12/2015 10:43:43 AM
The maternal mortality rate in the United States was worse ... 99 percent of those deaths occurring in developing countries, said Lale Say, reproductive health and research coordinator at the World Health Organization. Although WHO officials said the ...
Global maternal mortality numbers drop, but India is still a long way from meeting UN targets
Daily News and Analysis - 11/14/2015 4:07:38 AM
United Nations says that maternal mortality around the world is down by 44% in 25 years ... the United Nations Population Fund, “Many countries with high maternal death rates will make little progress, or will even fall behind over the next 15 years ...
Global maternal mortality fell 44 percent since 1990: UN group, UMass statistician
Science Codex - 11/13/2015 8:55:09 AM
Globally, the rate ... in these countries can help to guide action and global progress in future years. Alkema and colleagues also highlight the need for accelerated progress if the world aims to accomplish the newly established maternal mortality ...
Maternal mortality rate decreases in Azerbaijan
Azer News - 11/18/2015 12:45:27 PM
World Bank Group, and the United Nations (UN) Population Division. Consequent efforts to increase awareness and to upgrade health services were the key factors that helped to reduce the maternal mortality rate in the country, according to Nabil Seyidov ...
Rate of maternal mortality falls by 50PC: UN
The Daily Star - 11/12/2015 7:26:16 PM
Officials from the World Health Organisation (WHO) said the results showed "huge progress". However, only nine countries hit targets set by the UN. "This report will show that by the end of 2015 maternal mortality will have dropped by 44% from its levels ...
US maternal mortality rate is twice that of Canada, says UN
FOX News - 11/12/2015 12:38:15 PM
The United States was also one of only 13 countries to have worse rates of maternal mortality in 2015 than in 1990 - a group that also includes North Korea, Zimbabwe and Venezuela. The survey, led by the World Health Organization, aims to track progress ...
Maternal mortality rates fall by nearly half since 1990: UN report
Xinhua News Agency - 11/13/2015 12:41:14 AM
UNITED NATIONS, Nov. 12 (Xinhua) -- Maternal mortality rates around the world have fallen by 44 percent since 1990, said a UN report released on Thursday, giving fresh impetus to the goal of the elimination of pregnancy-related deaths by 2030. "This ...
Latest global maternal mortality estimates show continuing need for improved care
National Right to Life News Today - 11/18/2015 8:37:53 PM
The World Health ... Among countries, Nigeria and India had the most maternal deaths, while Sierra Leone had the highest MMR. The new data further discredit the claim that legalizing abortion is necessary to reduce mortality rates. For example, Ireland ...