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 Higher than Expected
Boston University - 8/27/2016 6:34:02 AM
Declercq and colleagues noted that the World Health Organization has reported that 157 of 183 countries have shown decreases in their maternal mortality rates since 2000. The current estimated US rate is comparable to that of Iran and Ukraine, they say.
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 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.
Maternal Death Rate Is Rising Across U.S.
i4u.com - 8/27/2016 4:39:30 AM
The average maternal mortality rate in developed countries is 12 deaths per 100,000 births, according to World Health Organization (WHO). The situation is particularly worst in Texas where maternal mortality rate nearly doubled in just two years ...
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 ...
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 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 ...
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 ...
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.
After Texas Slashed Its Family Planning Budget, Maternal Deaths Almost Doubled
Slate - 8/18/2016 9:46:39 PM
The U.S is one of the only countries in the world where the problem of maternal mortality is getting worse, not better. (California has seen a decline, from a rate of 21.5 per 100,000 in 2003 to 15.1 per 100,000 in 2014, in part due to “concerted efforts ...
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 ...
Pregnancy-related deaths are on the rise in Texas
pulseheadlines.com - 8/27/2016 5:51:05 AM
A goal that was supposed to be met between 2000 and 2015. Image credit: www.backandneck.ca According to World Health Organization (WHO), the average maternal mortality rate in developed countries is 12 deaths per 100.000 births, which is half the number ...
It's Not Just Texas. Maternal Deaths Are High Across The U.S.
www.yabberz.com - 8/20/2016 7:06:47 PM
The U.S. is the only developed country in the world where maternal deaths actually increased between ... or severe economic upheaval, the doubling of a mortality rate within a 2year period in a state with almost 400,000 annual births seems unlikely ...
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 ...