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
Maternal Mortality – It Happens More Than You Know
Modern Mom - 6/17/2016 7:32:35 PM
In my world, women didn’t die ... Women are dying at an alarming rate in America due to complications associated with childbirth. After learning about the impact of maternal mortality right here in our country, I became inspired to help raise awareness ...
Abortion rates rising in Zika-affected countries
United Press International - 6/23/2016 12:55:56 AM
In Brazil and Ecuador -- where governments have issued health warnings on the danger to the fetus from maternal Zika infection -- requests for abortion in 2016 have doubled from 2010 rates ... countries where safe abortions are not widely available. "The ...
Afghanistan: Where Birth Can Bring Death
Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan - 6/21/2016 11:59:51 PM
Afghanistan has one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the world. According to the World Bank figures ... But due to a lack of formal statistics, especially in less secure parts of the country, it is impossible to accurately gauge.
Top Five Countries with Highest Rates of Maternal Mortality
International Business Times - 5/6/2014 12:59:22 PM
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
However, this is not the case as the country is among five in the Carib-bean and the Americas with the highest rates of maternal ... changes in maternal mortality worldwide and by region and country. It was produced jointly by the World Health Organ ...
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 ...
Maternal Mortality Rates Dropping Worldwide
News Max - 12/3/2015 2:57:59 PM
Maternal mortality rates have dropped substantially over the ... progress than the ambitious target of a 75 percent reduction that world leaders set for this time period. In developing countries, most women who die during pregnancy, childbirth or the ...
World Blood Donor Day: One Indian Woman Dies Every 5 Minutes from Pregnancy-Related Cause: WHO
Microfinance Monitor - 6/14/2016 1:52:33 PM
The World Health Organization estimates ... 5 that is focused on reducing maternal mortality and achieving universal access to reproductive health care. The latest estimates of maternal mortality rate (MMR) in India, from 2011 to 2013, show a national ...
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 ...
The U.S. Is The Only Developed Nation With A Rising Maternal Mortality Rate
The Huffington Post - 5/19/2014 8:11:56 AM
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 ...
Our maternal mortality rate is a national embarrassment
Washington Post - 11/18/2015 5:38:56 PM
The United States ranks near the bottom of the world ... countries, where health-care access is universal. So in the United States, the mothers who need care the most may be getting the least of it, which naturally leads to higher maternal mortality rates.
U.S. Is the Only Developed Country With Rising Maternal Mortality Rate
Cosmopolitan Magazine - 6/3/2014 11:53:21 PM
We're ranked 60th in the world, below every other developed nation, according to the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation. The country's maternal mortality rate has gone up by 6.1 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births since 1990 — rising from 12 ...
World Maternal Mortality Rate Is Improving; The US's Isn't
Denver Channel ABC News - 11/12/2015 2:25:37 PM
(Video via United Nations) Only nine countries met the U.N.'s goal of reducing maternal mortality by 75 percent, and some, including the United States, had higher mortality rates in 2015 than they did in 1990. That's turned some heads. The U.S.'s maternal ...
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 ... 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 is 7.1 ...