Definition: The maternal mortality ratio (MMRatio) 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 MMRatio 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, 2018See also: Maternal mortality rate map
Viewpoint: Maternal mortality is a growing issue in Pa.
The Business Journals - 12/6/2019 1:17:00 PM
In fact, the numbers are worse in recent decades regardless of declines across the world. Despite our $3.5 billion health care ... by 28 percent and negative birth experiences by 34 percent. Other countries credit midwives and doulas with the relatively low rates of maternal mortality and the higher rates of successful pregnancies.
Reducing maternal mortality in rural America
The Hill - 12/3/2019 9:00:00 PM
Without serious policy changes, America will remain one of the most dangerous places for women to deliver babies in the developed world. Poor maternal health is a growing concern across the country with mortality rates doubling over the past two decades from 10.3 deaths per 100,000 births in 1991 to 20.7 deaths per 100,000 in 2017.
Lawmakers, Health Leaders Take on Maternal Mortality
U.S. News & World Report - 12/8/2019 5:15:00 AM
We already have one of the most advanced health-care systems in the world, but we have the worst maternal mortality statistics out of all industrialized countries — even lower than some "war-torn" countries, Abdullah-Zaimah said. Technology advances aren't always the answer. "What we need here in this country, we need boots on the ground ...
Boston University professor presents research on rising maternal mortality and continuing racial disparities in the U.S.
The Massachusetts Daily Collegian - 12/9/2019 5:09:00 AM
His team’s findings indicate an alarming trend of increasing maternal mortality across the country, with the U.S ... The U.S. ranked 48 in the world for maternal mortality, and when compared to other developed nations with more than 300,000 births per year, the U.S. ranks last with a mortality rate more than seven times that of first-ranked ...
How barriers to family planning trigger rise in maternal mortality
The Guardian Nigeria - 11/28/2019 4:18:00 AM
Experts have emphasised on the need for Nigerians to embrace family planning fully as part of measures to curb maternal and infant mortality in the country. They lamented that despite the drop in the fertility rate from 5.5 percent in 2013 to 5.3 percent in 2018, according to the Nigeria Demographic Health Survey (NDHS), with a two-percent ...
Maternal Mortality Rate
ETHealthworld.com - 11/23/2019 10:03:00 PM
According to the last data compiled by The World Bank, infant mortality rate was at 41, while the maternal mortality rate stood at 190. A team of doctors, nurses and other health professionals from government hospitals in Trichy may fly to Singapore to ...
Maternal death rate declining: report
thehindu.com - 11/8/2019 11:00:00 PM
To understand the maternal mortality situation in the country better and to map the changes, especially at the regional level, the government has categorised states into three groups: empowered action group (EAG), southern States and other states.
How Merck For Mothers Is Addressing Maternal Mortality
Forbes - 10/30/2019 10:54:00 PM
While the global rate of maternal mortality has seen some decline over the past ... maternal mortality and works with more than 100 partners in 48 countries, ranging from the World Bank to small local organizations. According to Dr. Etiebet, these ...
Decreasing the maternal mortality rate in Ghana
Medical Xpress - 9/10/2019 11:25:00 AM
This past summer, students from the College of Life Sciences Department of Public Health worked to lower the maternal mortality rate in Ghana by developing a new app that connects pregnant women with their healthcare worker, tracks their pregnancy schedule ...
Ellis doctor on New York maternal mortality review board
Times Union - 10/30/2019 8:53:00 PM
With 17.2 deaths per 100,000 live births, the U.S. has a higher maternal mortality rate than any other country in the developed world and is the only wealthy country to see its rate increase in recent years. Race plays a huge role in who lives and who dies ...