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, 2020See also: Maternal mortality rate map
What You Need to Know When You Give Birth in a Country With Rising Maternal Mortality Rates
ProPublica - 5/9/2022 9:00:00 AM
Roe landscape, we’re republishing advice collected from women who survived severe complications of pregnancy or childbirth.
Maternal mortality rate increases
BusinessGhana - 5/11/2022 1:25:00 AM
Eight hundred and seventy-five maternal deaths were recorded in the country last year, the Minister of Health, Kwaku Agyeman-Manu,
Why Louisiana’s maternal mortality rates are so high
Politico on MSN.com - 5/19/2022 8:30:00 PM
Bill Cassidy (R-La.) said Louisiana’s maternal mortality rate — one of the worst in the nation — does not tell the whole story of maternal health in the state because of its large Black population and the uncommonly broad definition Louisiana uses.
Stem rise in maternal mortality
Graphic - 5/20/2022 12:28:00 PM
One main objective of a good health delivery system is the ability to prevent or reduce deaths to the barest minimum.
U.S. Maternal Mortality Crisis Hits Black Women Hardest
U.S. News & World Report - 5/23/2022 12:06:00 PM
"Our rates in the U.S. of maternal mortality have actually doubled over the past 30 years, where in every other highly industrialized country their rates of maternal mortality have been declining," Stewart said in a HealthDay Now interview.
Maternal death rate isn't as bad if you don't count Black women, GOP senator says
Business Insider on MSN.com - 5/21/2022 3:17:29 PM
Louisiana's Bill Cassidy said the state's maternal death rate isn't so high if you "correct our population for race," Politico reported.
Louisiana Senator Bill Cassidy: Our Maternal Death Rates Are Only Bad If You Count Black Women
Vanity Fair - 5/20/2022 10:25:00 PM
Republican Senator Bill Cassidy of Louisiana talks to the press before the start of the 2nd day trial of former US President Donald Trump on Capitol Hill February 10, 2021, in Was