pregnancy-related death


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pregnancy-related death

The death of a woman occurring within 6 weeks after pregnancy, conception, or termination of pregnancy.
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Abortion is banned outright in Chile, for example, but the maternal mortality rate of 25 pregnancy-related deaths per 100,000 live births is relatively low compared with the rest of South America.
The investigators calculated pregnancy-related mortality ratios for five-year age-groups of women by dividing the number of reported pregnancy-related deaths in 1991-1997 by the total number of reported live births.
The analysts therefore estimate that cesarean births quadruple a woman's risk of pregnancy-related death (relative risk, 3.
Berg also pointed to research indicating that approximately 30%-40% of these pregnancy-related deaths could be prevented (Obstet.
According to the World Health Organization, unsafe abortion is the cause of 70,000 maternal deaths each year--or one in eight pregnancy-related deaths among women.
The Global Plan, launched by UNAIDS and the United States Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator, includes two ambitious targets for 2015: reduce the number of children newly infected with HIV by 90%; and reduce the number of pregnancy-related deaths among women living with HIV by 50%.
While pregnancy-related deaths are rare, complications are about as common as for heart surgery.
However, pregnancy-related deaths are not limited to third world countries.
Though research shows that certain patient populations are especially at risk for pregnancy-related deaths and complications, no woman is immune from them," she says.
rates of pregnancy-related deaths from hemorrhage or hypertensive disorders of pregnancy decreased from the periods of 1987-1990 to 1998-2005, but increased for deaths associated with cardiomyopathy or other cardiovascular conditions, one study showed (Obstet.
About one in four pregnancy-related deaths in Sub-Saharan Africa are attributable to HIV, according to an analysis of demographic and surveillance data collected from 1989 to 2012) Seventeen percent of pregnant women in the study areas were infected with HIV, and the mortality rate was substantially higher among these women than among pregnant women without the virus (14 vs.
The automatic budget cuts remove $4 million from the Safe Motherhood Initiative, which helps prevent pregnancy-related deaths (a bigger problem than one would think in the U.

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