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
New data show child mortality rates falling faster than ever
WHO - 9/16/2014 4:55:20 PM
"The global community is poised to end preventable maternal, newborn and child ... 15 times the average in high-income countries. Children born in Angola, which has the highest under-five mortality rate in the world (167 deaths per 1000 live births ...
Report Finds Child Mortality Rates Falling
Laboratory Equipment - 9/17/2014 6:52:51 AM
“The global community is poised to end preventable maternal, newborn and ... 15 times the average in high-income countries. • Children born in Angola, which has the highest under-five mortality rate in the world (167 deaths per 1,000 live births ...
Top Five Countries with Highest Rates of Maternal Mortality
International Business Times - 5/6/2014 12:02:06 PM
As the World health Organisation (WHO) releases its latest report on maternal mortality ... live births.The rate has notably diminished from 1990, when it was of 560. According to the WHO report, India along with nine other countries accounts for 60% ...
Maternal Mortality: Group Seeks Partnership
Nigerian Observer Online Edition - 9/8/2014 10:09:38 AM
She said the high rate of maternal mortality reflected ... and counseling to men and women throughout the country. “As Nigeria maintains one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the world, it is essential that proper action is taken to improve ...
Guyana among regional countries with highest maternal mortality rates
Stabroek News - 5/10/2014 8:58:24 AM
The report, ‘Trends in Maternal Mortality Esti-mates 1990 to 2013’, reveals changes in maternal mortality worldwide and by region and country. It was produced jointly by the World Health ... The maternal mortality rate is the annual number of female ...
Obscene Increase In Maternal Mortality Rates In The United States
The Inquisitr - 5/8/2014 7:52:10 PM
but the United States is one of eight countries in the world where the maternal mortality rate is going up, not down, according to the newest figures. In fact, the US is rock bottom of the developing nations of the world in maternal mortality – #60 out ...
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 ...
Under-five mortality rates have dropped by 49 per cent
Balkans Business news - 9/17/2014 7:57:17 AM
“The global community is poised to end preventable maternal, newborn and child ... 15 times the average in high-income countries.Children born in Angola, which has the highest under-five mortality rate in the world (167 deaths per 1,000 live births ...
Congo's maternal mortality rate exacerbated by poverty and ignorance
theguardian.com - 5/11/2012 4:03:19 AM
Such outcomes are routine at Kinshasa general hospital, the main referral hospital in the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC ... of the reason we have such a high rate of maternal mortality in our country," said Dr Blandine Aveledi ...
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 ...
Global population could top 12 billion by 2100
The Christian Science Monitor - 9/18/2014 11:40:59 PM
Contrary to some earlier projections, the world's population will soar through ... researchers used data on population, fertility, mortality and migration from every country and then predicted future rates using new statistical models.
U.S. one of few countries with rise in maternal deaths
USA Today - 5/2/2014 12:21:09 PM
The United States ... countries in the world where deaths related to pregnancy and childbirth rose between 2003 and 2013, a new report says. That puts it in the company of countries such as Afghanistan, Belize and El Salvador. While U.S. maternal mortality ...
The U.S. Is The Only Developed Nation With A Rising Maternal Mortality Rate
The Huffington Post - 5/19/2014 8:11:56 AM
"In the global context, yes -- the United States has a low maternal mortality rate," Kassebaum ... times that of Iceland, the world's leader." Globally, there has been a decrease in maternal mortality rates. But eight countries are bucking that trend ...
Child death rate now lower, but maternal mortality up
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 8/22/2014 10:15:29 AM
This is why maternal ... rate had dropped to 30 and the infant mortality rate had dropped to 22. The neonatal mortality however was only slightly reduced from 17.7 per 1,000 live births in 1993 to 14 in 2011. “Reducing child deaths is one of the world ...
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.