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
Maternal Mortality Rate of Nepal
visionlaunch.com - 1/15/2017 3:06:51 PM
99% of Maternal Mortality Incidents Occurs in the Developing World Poverty has a direct impact on maternal mortality rates. In high-income countries, the maternal mortality rate is just 9 deaths for every 100,000 live births. In comparison, sub-Saharan ...
Visualizing the relationship between infant mortality rates & resource availability
datavizualization.com - 1/15/2017 12:29:22 PM
The below map plots the 2012 distribution of infant mortality rates by country. I chose 2012 because most ... pointing to a severe imbalance across the world. The map representing the risk of maternal death is almost identical, and as such has been ...
Rate of maternal mortality declines
China Daily - 1/23/2017 3:08:41 AM
China's maternal mortality rate declined last year ... The rate is already much lower than the average level for developing countries, which was 2,390 per 1 million births in 2015, according to the World Health Organization. A total of 17.86 million ...
Chart: The alarming rise in maternal mortality in the US
Weku 88.9 - 1/10/2017 11:55:20 PM
The US is one of the only eight countries in the world, including Afghanistan and South Sudan, where the maternal mortality ratio is going ... Despite a slight decline in the infant mortality rate, the US still has the highest rate of infant deaths ...
A Little Bit Pregnant
BBC - 1/24/2017 12:15:42 AM
Malawi has one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the world, and at least 17% percent of these deaths ... it will bring this southern African state into line with many other countries in Europe and North America, where abortion is permitted if ...
Countries With The Highest Maternal Mortality Rates
worldatlas.com - 7/24/2016 11:56:30 PM
Other countries with high maternal mortality rates (and their respective numbers of maternal ... In addition, international organizations such as the World Health Organization (WHO) work with government officials and community members to increase knowledge ...
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
nytimes.com - 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 ...
Mommy Monday: Maternal mortality rates rising
ABC 13 - 1/16/2017 11:12:25 PM
(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- The number of women dying during childbirth is down in almost every country in the world. But that’s not the case ... their age puts them at risk for maternal mortality. While less than 15-percent of all births in the United States ...
Texas’ maternal death rates top most industrialized countries
USA Today - 9/10/2016 12:29:39 PM
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 ...
A Garment Originally Made for Astronauts is Saving the Lives of New Mothers in Developing Countries
www.mhtf.org - 1/10/2017 3:27:05 PM
However, Miller and her team recognized that testing in one or two countries showed ... In areas where maternal mortality rates were especially abysmal to begin with, improvement was even more significant. In 2012, the World Health Organization added ...
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.
Philippines: Duterte Ignores Supreme Court, Orders Action on Controversial Reproductive Health Law
Life News - 1/17/2017 6:50:33 AM
The Court blocked the law from going into effect after evidence that the country’s Food and Drug Administration ... at the time of birth is the strongest predictor of the maternal mortality rate. In the Philippines, only 73% of births are attended ...
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 ...