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
South Korea will take lead in life expectancy by 2030, study predicts
CNN - 2/21/2017 11:27:00 PM
The two time points help define when lifespans in a population are extending due to improvements in maternal and child ... have relatively high rates of young and middle-age mortality," Ezzati told CNN, referring to the countries with lower life expectancies.
US life expectancy falling further behind other countries: Study
jokpeme.com - 2/22/2017 10:57:10 PM
in collaboration with the World Health Organization. This was partly due to a lack of universal health coverage in the US, and also due to factors such as relatively high child and maternal mortality rates, and high rates of homicides and obesity ...
Why India Cannot Follow New WHO Guidelines To Protect Mothers
everylifecounts.ndtv.com - 2/23/2017 3:03:32 PM
India’s maternal mortality rate (MMR) was 178 deaths per 100,000 live births in 2011-12, worse than Sri Lanka (30), Bhutan (148) and Cambodia (161), and worst among the BRICS countries ... the highest proportion in the world. Only 9.7 per cent of ...
US life expectancy lowest of high income countries and expected to lag behind further – study
RT - 2/22/2017 8:26:51 PM
Led by Imperial College London, the study was conducted in collaboration with the World Health Organization ... “The USA has the highest child and maternal mortality, homicide rate, and body-mass index of any high-income country, and was the first ...
U.S. Life Expectancy Is Projected to Fall Even Further Behind Other Countries
FORTUNE - 2/23/2017 11:57:26 AM
Researchers from the Imperial College London and the World Health Organization mapped ... "The USA has the highest child and maternal mortality, homicide rate, and body-mass index of any high-income country, and was the first of high-income countries ...
Average life expectancy is set to increase in many countries by 2030
Medical Xpress - 2/21/2017 11:27:00 PM
The study, led by scientists from Imperial College London in collaboration with the World Health Organization ... as well as the highest child and maternal mortality rate, homicide rate and obesity among high-income countries. The UK's average life ...
US To Have Lowest Life Expectancy Among High-Income Countries By 2030
The Marshall Town - 2/22/2017 8:41:10 PM
Findings of a new study have revealed that life expectancy in the United States is lower compared with most high-income countries in the world and the U.S ... as other factors such as high maternal and child mortality rates, obesity, and high rates ...
World Health Organization Officials Predict Improved Life Expectancy Rates by 2030
themonitordaily.com - 2/23/2017 12:33:13 PM
Researchers associate the results with improved adult and child health, as well as maternal care ... analyzed data on longevity patterns and mortality rates pulled from 35 industrialized nations, including countries with an advanced economy, as well ...
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 ...
Many forecast to live beyond the age of 90
Times of Malta - 2/23/2017 8:58:28 AM
Average life expectancy will rise in many countries by 2030, breaking through 90 years ... and also due to factors such as relatively high child and maternal mortality rates, and high rates of homicides and obesity, the study said. In Europe, French ...
The average life expectancy is expected to crack 90 years by 2030
businessinsider.com - 2/22/2017 9:42:36 AM
FILE PHOTO: Elderly residents exercise on the island of Yeonpyeong Thomson Reuters LONDON (Reuters) - Average life expectancy will rise in many countries by 2030 ... as relatively high child and maternal mortality rates, and high rates of homicides ...
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 ...
Rs 10,290 crore health budget boost hides key funding cuts
Economic Times - 2/23/2017 11:35:57 AM
Given that India has an infant mortality rate (IMR) of 37 per 1,000 live births (higher than the average for 154 middle- and low-income countries), the world's highest TB burden ... Gandhi Matritva Sahyog Yojna (Maternal Benefit Scheme) has risen 226 ...
US life expectancy falling behind other countries
Press TV - 2/22/2017 5:32:04 AM
Life expectancy in the United States is expected to fall further behind other high-income countries ... maternal mortality rates, and high rates of homicides and obesity, the study said. South Koreans are likely to have the highest life expectancy in the ...