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
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 - 3/22/2017 6:56:23 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 ...
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 ...
Country With Stagnant Economy Has The Healthiest People
Science World Report - 3/22/2017 4:08:45 AM
The Global Health Index examined about 163 countries in the world. The "health score" of people were ... Its score is affected with the increase of maternal mortality rate and overweight people, with a score of 67.3 that is on the scale of one of the ...
To tackle its maternal-health crisis, India needs more male health workers
Hindustan Times - 3/23/2017 3:10:18 AM
It is clear India has to improve its maternal-health services. The government scheme to reduce maternal mortality rate, Janani Suraksha Yojana (JSY ... JSY is often not delivering quality care to the country’s poorest women. This lack of access could ...
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 ...
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 ...
Mediterranean Diet Benefits: Italians Healthiest People In The World, Global Health Index Finds
Tech Times - 3/22/2017 6:31:55 AM
According to Bloomberg, the nation's "ranking for prevalence of overweight people is 67.3 - tipping the scale as one of the world's heaviest nations." The country's health score was also affected by maternal mortality rates, which - although curtailing ...
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 ...
Maternal mortality rates decline worldwide except US
Webindia 123 - 3/7/2017 11:57:31 AM
And this point is driven home by the analysis of others. 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 ...
Texas’ maternal death rates top most industrialized countries
USA Today - 9/10/2016 5:41:38 AM
The clinic is on a frontline mission to reverse a disturbing trend in Texas: Women in the state are dying of pregnancy-related ailments at a higher rate than the rest of the country and ... and head of the state’s Maternal Mortality and MorbidityTask ...
Global Maternal Mortality Rates Drop By Nearly Half Since 1990: U.N.
News Week - 11/12/2015 12:45:24 PM
Maternal mortality rates around ... Developed countries also saw a drop in maternal deaths, falling 48 percent. The U.S. has notoriously high rates of maternal and infant deaths in the developing world, with six infants dying per every 1,000 live births ...
Our maternal mortality rate is a national embarrassment
Washington Post - 11/18/2015 5:38:56 PM
The United States ranks near the bottom of the world ... countries, where health-care access is universal. So in the United States, the mothers who need care the most may be getting the least of it, which naturally leads to higher maternal mortality rates.
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 ...