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 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.
US maternal mortality rate is worse than Iran and Ukraine with 27% spike in deaths since 2000
Daily Mail - 8/10/2016 3:29:35 PM
Almost every other country in the world has seen the opposite since the United Nations vowed to cut maternal mortality by 75 per cent by 2016. And among 31 industrialized countries, only Mexico has a poorer rate than the US. Uniquely, American mothers ...
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 ...
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 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 ...
Texas reported a dramatic rise in maternal mortality rate
pulseheadlines.com - 8/21/2016 10:51:41 AM
According to the World Health Organization (WHO) statistics, the United States is the only developed country in the world reporting a significant increase in maternal mortality rates between 1993 and 2013. Developed countries have the average maternal ...
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.
Maternal mortality rates rise in US, study finds
BMJ - 8/10/2016 2:18:00 PM
They wrote, “Clearly at a time when the World Health Organization reports that 157 of 183 countries studied had decreases in maternal mortality between 2000 and 2013, the US maternal mortality rate is moving in the wrong direction. “Among 31 ...
Maternal Mortality Rates Rise In U.S. — Higher Than Most Other Industrialized Countries
khn.org - 8/11/2016 12:58:04 PM
WBUR: 'A National Embarrassment': Maternal Mortality Rate Rises In ... ve helped shape the world around him. (Donvan, 8/10) The Tennessean: Tennessee Lags In Cancer-Fighting Policies, Report Says Tennessee lags most of the country in policies designed ...
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 ...
US maternal mortality rates higher than reported, study finds
Medical Xpress - 8/10/2016 3:08:07 PM
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 U.S. rate is comparable to that of Iran and Ukraine ...
'A National Embarrassment': Maternal Mortality Rate Rises In The U.S.
WBUR - 8/11/2016 10:34:54 AM
not countries we generally want to compare out health outcomes to." There is no clear reason why maternal mortality rates are rising in the U.S. and dropping in sub-Saharan Africa as well as most other parts of the world. It could be that there are many ...
US pregnancy-related deaths are rising and have doubled in Texas
New Scientist - 8/23/2016 10:56:28 AM
The problem is particularly bad in Texas, where the maternal mortality rate nearly doubled ... In fact, according to a previous analysis, the US is one of only eight countries in the world where the rate of pregnancy-related deaths has gone up in the ...
Maternal Mortality in the US has Been Rising Due to Chronic Diseases. But Are these Only ‘First World’ Problems?
theladiesfinger.com - 8/19/2016 5:24:46 AM
If the term “maternal mortality” conjures up images ... Are these just first world problems? Maybe not. The US is the only developed country to see such a rise: the rate of maternal deaths in countries like South Korea, Japan, Germany, the UK ...