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
Global Maternal Mortality Rate Drop By 44 Percent Since 1990: UN Report
Med India - 11/14/2015 5:04:54 AM
A report by UN agencies and the World Bank found that deaths ... However, only nine countries have achieved the targets set by the UN. "This report will show that by the end of 2015 maternal mortality will have dropped by 44 percent from its levels from ...
Maternal Mortality Rates Are Falling Around the World
tjcnewspaper.com - 11/16/2015 2:03:34 AM
Interestingly, MMR has fallen 48% in the developed regions of world from 23 to 12 per 100 000 live ... Now that number is 14, meaning that the country’s maternal mortality rate is double that of Canada. There were over a half-million maternal deaths ...
United States maternal mortality rate is twice that of Canada, UN says
NYSE Post - 11/14/2015 1:18:49 PM
Deaths of women from pregnancy-related causes have fallen by nearly half across the world in the past quarter ... mask the fact that less developed countries and regions are still experiencing a high rate of maternal mortality related to pregnancy.
Our maternal mortality rate is a national embarrassment
Washington Post - 11/18/2015 12:31:08 PM
We're one of the world's wealthiest countries, and we spend way more on healthcare ... which naturally leads to higher maternal mortality rates. There's a similar dynamic at work in other health outcomes, too -- like life expectancy, for instance, where ...
Maternal mortality cut by almost half in 25 years: UN
egyptindependent.com - 11/16/2015 1:52:14 PM
"This report will show that by the end of 2015 maternal mortality will have dropped by 44 percent from its levels from 1990," said Dr Lale Say, coordinator for reproductive health and research at the World ... countries with high maternal death rates ...
U.S. maternal mortality rate worsens since 1990, WHO reports
BabyCenter Blog - 11/17/2015 12:18:00 PM
A newly-released global survey by the World ... maternity mortality rate in the U.S. has worsened in the past 25 years. If you look at the big picture, the U.S. is still a relatively safe place to have baby, considering the average amount of maternal ...
Maternal mortality drops by half over 25 years
Destination Santé - 11/19/2015 10:06:46 AM
Thanks to the efforts made by numerous countries, maternal mortality has fallen by ... In this region of the world, the maternal mortality rate has fallen from 95 deaths per 100,000 live births to 27. This is a fall of 72%! Unfortunately, certain areas ...
Rate of maternal mortality falls by 50PC
theinsidekorea.com - 11/14/2015 11:45:46 AM
The United Nations target is to get the global average maternal ... World Health Organisation (WHO) said the results showed "huge progress". East Asia saw the biggest improvement, cutting their rate from 90 to 27 per 100,000 births. But only nine countries ...
Maternal mortality rate decreases in Azerbaijan
Azer News - 11/18/2015 12:45:27 PM
World Bank Group, and the United Nations (UN) Population Division. Consequent efforts to increase awareness and to upgrade health services were the key factors that helped to reduce the maternal mortality rate in the country, according to Nabil Seyidov ...
Global maternal mortality numbers drop, but India is still a long way from meeting UN targets
Daily News and Analysis - 11/14/2015 4:07:38 AM
United Nations says that maternal mortality around the world is down by 44% in 25 years ... the United Nations Population Fund, “Many countries with high maternal death rates will make little progress, or will even fall behind over the next 15 years ...
Latest global maternal mortality estimates show continuing need for improved care
National Right to Life News Today - 11/18/2015 8:37:53 PM
The World Health ... Among countries, Nigeria and India had the most maternal deaths, while Sierra Leone had the highest MMR. The new data further discredit the claim that legalizing abortion is necessary to reduce mortality rates. For example, Ireland ...
Maternal Mortality Down Worldwide, Except in United States
RH Reality Check - 11/13/2015 10:21:03 AM
Now that number is 14, meaning that the country’s maternal mortality rate is double that of Canada ... pregnancy-related causes has nearly halved,” Dr. Flavia Bustreo, the World Health Organization’s assistant director-general for family, women ...
Mortality rate among expectant U.S. mothers is high
The Columbus Dispatch - 11/20/2015 5:26:25 AM
The United States is one of the world’s wealthiest countries, and it spends far more on health ... which naturally leads to higher maternal-mortality rates. There’s a similar dynamic at work in other health outcomes, too — such as life expectancy ...
Maternal Mortality Fell Almost 44% since 1990 (1)
Sudan Vision - 11/22/2015 7:43:02 PM
Maternal mortality has fallen by almost 44% since 1990, United Nations agencies and the World Bank ... and vital statistics will support measurement efforts and help track progress towards reaching SDG 3.1. Among those countries with low overall maternal ...