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
Maternal mortality rates increasing nationwide and in Idaho
Local News 8 - 4/28/2015 1:09:39 AM
Maternal mortality is increasing across the country as well as here in Idaho ... "I think Idaho is just reflective of the national statistics." Denson said another possible reason could be the cost of health care. She said there are a lot of people ...
Why Maternal Mortality Is Rising In The U.S.
Forbes - 4/24/2015 2:36:07 PM
The reason why the U.S. is one of just 17 countries with rising maternal mortality rates was the subject of a panel discussion on Thursday at the Women in the World Summit in New York City. The panel was sponsored by Merck for Mothers, the pharmaceutical ...
Cambridge Design Partnership Develops Innovative Device to Help Address Global Maternal Mortality Rates
Mobility Techzone - 4/27/2015 7:11:44 PM
It is the leading single cause of maternal mortality and is thought to be responsible for approximately ... PPH can be treated very effectively. In 2012, the World Health Organization (WHO) updated its recommendations to include the UBT as a treatment ...
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 ...
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 ...
Tanzanian women endangered by illegal abortions | Reuters
Firstpost - 4/27/2015 11:43:45 PM
Abortions and childbirth are among the greatest dangers faced by women in Tanzania. The country has one of world’s highest maternal mortality rates at 454 per 100,000 live births. Some of the deaths are due to abortion-related complications, according 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 ...
Nepal Earthquake 2015: Global Death Rate From Quakes Is Growing, Experts Warn It Will Continue To Climb
International Business Times - 4/28/2015 12:33:51 AM
What’s lacking has been the resources and political will necessary to set up basic protections in some of the world’s most ... past 30 years were in countries with high rates of corruption. The differences in earthquake death tolls between any two ...
FEATURE-Tanzanian women endangered by illegal abortions
one.trust.org - 4/27/2015 6:57:25 PM
Abortions and childbirth are among the greatest dangers faced by women in Tanzania. The country has one of world's highest maternal mortality rates at 454 per 100,000 live births. Some of the deaths are due to abortion-related complications, according to ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Maternal Mortality Rates Rising in California
ABC News - 3/3/2010 11:55:28 PM
And in the U.S., many experts believe it is on the rise. According to the World Health Organization, the U.S. ranks behind more than 40 other countries when it comes to maternal death rates, with 11 deaths per 100,000 pregnancies when measured in 2005.