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
The 10 healthiest countries in the world
Market Watch - 4/23/2015 5:54:45 AM
Iceland is the sixth healthiest country world-wide partly because it had the highest ... overall death rate of 1.4 deaths per 1,000 people and relatively low maternal mortality rate. The small Middle Eastern country, which is about the size of Connecticut ...
What Happens When Hillary Clinton Talks Reproductive Health on the Trail
Yahoo Finance - 4/24/2015 10:14:15 PM
Who knew talking about maternal mortality rates could be so controversial ... despite an increase in the number of laws banning domestic violence, half of the world’s countries don’t have domestic violence laws. Reproductive health does includes ...
Maternal health depends on the quality of medical care, not on the legal status or availability of abortion
National Right to Life News Today - 4/24/2015 6:53:49 PM
One ongoing challenge we must confront in the post-2015 agenda is maternal mortality and morbidity. An estimated 289,000 maternal deaths took place in 2013, and many countries will not ... mortality in the developed world during the 20th century.
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 ...
Improving access to OB-GYNs will reduce maternal mortality rates in U.S.: Letter to the Editor
Cleveland - 4/23/2015 10:48:14 AM
Shockingly, in America, maternal mortality is on the rise; the U.S. is one of eight countries where maternal death rates worsened between 2003 and 2013. We believe improved access to ob-gyns in under-served communities will help us change this alarming trend.
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 ...
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 ...
Maternal and Child Death Rates Drop in Developing Countries
Medical Daily - 6/13/2012 3:27:10 PM
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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 ...
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 ...
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 the Dominican Republic ... the country could meet the United Nations Millennium Development Goals. Menendez pointed out that five years ago the mortality rate was 140 ...
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 ...
Maternal Death Rates in US Are on Par With Developing Countries
Guardian LV - 5/4/2014 11:53:08 PM
In a recent study, researchers are estimating that maternal death rates in ... diseases as major factors in the death rate among mothers, but lists anesthesia as having the lowest impact. Around the world, 293,000 women died due to pregnancy and delivery ...
U.S. one of few countries with rise in maternal deaths
USA Today - 5/2/2014 12:21:09 PM
While U.S. maternal mortality rates remain lower than those in many poor countries, they are much higher than those ... Such deaths declined in the United States and the world between 1990 and 2013, but the pace of the U.S. decline has slowed, the report ...
World Malaria Day: Matters Arising
Leadership - 4/24/2015 1:17:22 PM
Observers note that the theme of this year’s World Malaria ... across the country. “It is also responsible for 30 per cent of childhood deaths, 25 per cent of deaths of children under the age of one and 11 per cent of maternal deaths in Nigeria ...