maternal death rate


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ma·ter·nal death rate

the number of maternal deaths that occur as the direct result of the reproductive process per 100,000 live births. See: rate.
See also: maternal death.

ma·ter·nal death rate

(mă-tĕr'năl deth rāt)
The number of maternal deaths occurring as the direct result of the reproductive process per 100,000 live births.
Synonym(s): maternal mortality ratio.
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At the start of the new millennium, the United Nations set up a goal to have reduced the global maternal death rate by 75% by 2015.
Canada reports a maternal death rate of six deaths per 100,000 live births, which Stewart conders too many.
3,4) As state vital statistics registries adopt broader concepts of obstetric causes of maternal death and improve case-finding methods, it is probable that reported maternal death rates will continue to increase.
Deaths among infants below five years remained at nearly 90 for every 1000 children, while the maternal death rate has also surged in the last few years.
Maternal death rate five times higher in women with HIV, South African audit shows.
1) Investigators reported a maternal death rate of 36 per 100,000 cesarean operations versus nine per 100,000 vaginal births.
He wrote that over the last 20 years in England and Wales, the maternal death rate from pulmonary embolism has shown little or no change while the death rate has dropped from all other leading causes.
Maternal death rate is a sensitive indicator for the coverage and quality of primary health care.
MMR shows the obstetric risk once a woman is pregnant, but increased use of contraception directly affects the maternal death rate per 1,000 women of reproductive age and the lifetime risk of maternal death, by reducing the number of pregnancies.
The bill charges the Task Force with studying how other states are working to decrease maternal death rates, looking at the health disparities and socioeconomic status of the mothers dying in Texas, and finding solutions to help women with postpartum depression.
SB 17 also charges the task force with studying what other states are doing to curb their maternal death rates, looking at the health disparities and socioeconomic status of the mothers dying in Texas and finding solutions to help women with postpartum depression.
Many countries with high maternal death rates will make little progress, or will fall behind, over the next 15 years if we don't improve the current number of available midwives and other health workers with midwifery skills," Babatunde Osotimehin, executive director of the U.

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