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.
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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.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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