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
Rates of infant mortality,maternal mortality reducing fast: Govt
India - 3/21/2017 2:47:01 PM
New Delhi, Mar 21 (PTI) The infant mortality rate and the maternal mortality rates in the country are fast declining which is faster ... We are faster than the rest of the world. Yes, the size of the population is one of the reasons…the decline has ...
Latest Rating Shows the World’s Most & Least Healthy Countries – Guess Where the U.S. Ranked
consciouslifenews.com - 3/23/2017 8:13:56 PM
The Global Health Index looked at 163 countries. It calculated a ... people is 67.3 – tipping the scale as one of the world’s heaviest nations.” To make matters worse, the maternal mortality rate is actually rising in the U.S. while dropping ...
Despite Oklahoma infant mortality drop, rate remains fourth highest in nation
Oklahoma News - 3/22/2017 11:54:02 AM
Even with the progress in Oklahoma, the state had the fourth highest infant mortality rate in the country from 2012 to 2014. Infant mortality is considered a basic measure of public health for countries around the world, the CDC report notes. Overall ...
US infant mortality rate declines, but disparities remain
The Christian Science Monitor - 3/21/2017 11:58:13 PM
“A web of social and economic barriers maintain these disparities; better maternal and infant care can ... which spends more on health care than any country in the world, has a child mortality rate that is more than three times as high as Singapore ...
UP’s Infant Mortality Rate Worse Than African Strife-Torn Countries And Slightly Better Than Afghanistan
thelogicalindian.com - 3/20/2017 5:15:33 AM
Despite an improvement in the state’s Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) over the last decade – 73 deaths per 1,000 live births to 64, UP is trailing behind other states and countries in the world – worse ... s second-highest maternal mortality rate ...
Countries With The Highest Maternal Mortality Rates
worldatlas.com - 3/14/2017 11:59:21 PM
Some countries suffer from higher maternal mortality rates than others. The country that leads the ... In addition, international organizations such as the World Health Organization (WHO) work with government officials and community members to increase ...
Uruguay Has Lowest Maternal Mortality Rate in Latin America, Report Says
Latin American Herald Tribune - 3/14/2017 4:18:14 AM
“Uruguay in recent years has a clearly declining rate (of maternal mortality),” the deputy health minister said, while insisting that the country’s data in this ... the rest of the region and the whole world. “It is the tip of the iceberg of ...
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 ...
Liberia: We Care Solar to Reduce Maternal Mortality in Liberia
AllAfrica - 3/10/2017 2:02:48 PM
Liberia has a high rate of infant mortality (67 babies die out of every 1,000 live births) and a life expectancy of just 59 years. When the country's decade ... has one of the highest maternal mortality ratios in the world. Copyright © 2017 FrontPageAfrica.
Cesarean section rates and maternal and neonatal mortality in low-, medium-, and high-income countries: an ecological study.
Medscape News - 3/17/2017 11:55:48 PM
BACKGROUND: Cesarean section rates show a wide variation among countries in the world, ranging from 0.4 to 40 percent ... section rates of different countries with their maternal and neonatal mortality and to test the hypothesis that in low-income ...
Maternal Mortality Rate in U.S. Rises, Defying Global Trend, Study Finds
New York Times - 9/23/2016 1:58:37 AM
WASHINGTON — One of the biggest worldwide public health triumphs in recent years has been maternal mortality. Global death rates fell by more than a third from 2000 to 2015. The United States, however, is one of the few countries in the world that have ...
Infant mortality rates fall 15 percent in the U.S.
Philadelphia Daily News - 3/21/2017 8:01:59 PM
But studies also show that poor and disadvantaged mothers in the U.S. have higher infant mortality rates than wealthier ones. “Infant mortality is considered a basic measure of public health for countries around the world,” wrote the CDC team ...
Kidnapped South Sudan aid workers released
The Oak Ridge Observer - 3/23/2017 6:55:11 PM
The economy of South Sudan is one of the world's weakest and most underdeveloped, with little existing infrastructure and the highest maternal mortality and female illiteracy rates in the world ... aid workers operate in the country, and the new visa ...
Pro-abortionists’ answer to women facing real-world crises is more and more abortion
National Right to Life News Today - 3/14/2017 7:27:20 PM
Guatemala is one of the poorest countries in the world ... and has one of the lowest maternal mortality rates in the world. What the women of Chile have that the indigenous women of Central America don’t is access to potable water, adequate healthcare ...
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 ...