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
Texas Has The Worst Maternal Mortality Rate In The Developed World
fastcoexist.com - 8/26/2016 11:50:11 AM
And at the same time that the rate has been dropping around the world ... rest of the country worsens. "It's a national embarrassment that we haven't been counting maternal deaths accurately." Surprisingly, even though reducing maternal mortality is ...
Maternal Mortality Rates Fall Drastically Worldwide While America’s Rates Rise
Politics USA - 8/22/2016 2:03:46 PM
In fact, every country in a comprehensive study had remarkable ... a bigoted fascist as their standard bearer and now while the rest of the world reduced its maternal mortality rate by half, America’s mortality rate rose by over a quarter.
Texas leads the developed world in maternal mortality rate
Daily Kos - 8/23/2016 10:49:19 AM
After Texas decided that it was going to wage a war against Planned Parenthood - cutting clinics of any public funding or forcing them closed with abusive medically unnecessary legislation - maternal mortality rate has risen to third world levels.
Maternal deaths fall across globe but rise in US, doubling in Texas
CNN - 8/24/2016 7:02:03 PM
Of 183 countries and territories studied from 1990 to 2013, only 17 saw maternal mortality rate percentage increases, the World Health Organization report "Trends in Maternal Mortality: 1990 to 2013" showed. In the United States, the maternal mortality ...
Texas has highest maternal mortality rate in developed world, says new study
The Independent - 8/22/2016 3:51:09 PM
"In Texas, we value life."- Rick Perry, former governer of the state with the highest maternal mortality rates in the developed world Indeed, the US is the only developed country in the world where maternal deaths increased between 1993 and 2013 ...
Texas Now Has The Highest Maternal Mortality Rate In The Developed World
good.is - 8/22/2016 3:58:18 PM
According to a study published recently, the mortality rate ... countries in the world. The Obstetrics and Gynecology study emphasized this fact, stating, “Despite the United Nations Millennium Development Goal for a 75 percent reduction in maternal ...
WHO Releases Alarming Stats Concerning US and Maternal Death Rate
naturalsociety.com - 8/23/2016 12:55:10 AM
“Despite the United Nations Millennium Development Goal for a 75% reduction in maternal mortality by 2015 ... and complications occur in third world countries, researchers say that America’s statistics are alarmingly disproportionate.
Maternal Mortality in Texas Is a "National Embarrassment"
Mother Jones - 8/24/2016 5:43:18 PM
Last week, researchers studying maternal mortality in the US reported an ominous trend: The rate of pregnancy-related deaths in Texas seemed to have doubled since 2010, making the Lone Star State one of the most dangerous places in the developed world to ...
Texas Defunding Of Planned Parenthood Improving Women’s Health By Killing Them
Wonkette - 8/22/2016 11:54:55 AM
If Texas keeps it up, there’s a terrific chance the state could soon have maternal death rates surpassing third world countries as well ... that the maternal mortality rate in the United States increased between 2000 and 2014, even while the rest ...
Tanzania's army of community health workers face mistrust as they roll out services
Channel News Asia - 8/26/2016 9:12:42 AM
The initiative was introduced a year ago to address gaps in healthcare in the East African country ... had a maternal mortality rate of 495 deaths per 100,000 live births and Uganda, which had 438 deaths per 100,000 live births in 2014, World Bank data ...
Scientists make alarming finding about maternal death rates in the US
morningticker.com - 8/21/2016 3:27:52 AM
It’s part of a dubious image for the United States as a whole, as the U.S. is the only developed country ... World Health Organization statistics. The objective of the study was to “develop methods for trend analysis of vital statistics maternal ...
Texas in US registers Two-Fold rise in Maternal Mortality
Austrian Tribune - 8/20/2016 8:36:52 AM
According to the World Health ... While the rest of the country also experienced an increase, no other state saw the rate nearly double like it did in Texas." "We're really seeing this is a serious problem with maternal mortality," said Dr. Daniel Grossman ...
The State of the World Children-2016 (7)
Sudan Vision - 8/24/2016 11:31:04 AM
The UNICEF's flagship report "The State of the World Children-2016 ... The global maternal mortality rate will be around 161 deaths per 100,000 live births – still five times the level for high-income countries in 1990. • Pneumonia will remain the ...
Rate of pregnancy-related deaths doubles in Texas
Atlanta Journal Constitution - 8/21/2016 11:20:19 AM
A new survey looked at maternal mortality ... a steady rate of around 17 to 18 pregnancy-related deaths per 100,000 births until 2010. But from 2010 to 2014, that number jumped to about 35 deaths per 100,000 births. For reference, the World Health ...
Countries With The Highest Maternal Mortality Rates
worldatlas.com - 7/24/2016 11:56:30 PM
Other countries with high maternal mortality rates (and their respective numbers of maternal ... In addition, international organizations such as the World Health Organization (WHO) work with government officials and community members to increase knowledge ...