maternal mortality

maternal mortality

1 the death of a woman as a result of childbearing.
2 the number of maternal deaths per 100,000 live births. The statistic excludes women who die from ruptured ectopic pregnancy or any other condition in which there was no birth (stillbirth, septic abortion).

maternal mortality

The number of women who die each year, from causes associated with pregnancy or childbirth, for every 1000 total births. Deaths during pregnancy from causes unrelated to pregnancy are excluded but causally related deaths are counted, even if they occur months or years after the pregnancy. Maternal mortality is a useful index of the standards of medical care in a community.
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While the country accounted for the largest number of maternal deaths in 1980, the report states it was one of the five countries with substantial decline in maternal mortality between 1990 and 2008.
AaAaAa Yasmina Baddou described this rate as encouraging because the result comes while the ministry started implementing an action plan aimed at reducing maternal mortality as part of the "safe maternity" programme.
Jamila Sale Al-Raiby, Deputy Minister of Health and Population, points to the fact that 98 percent of maternal mortality cases are illiterate mothers but stressed that there were multiple factors besides illiteracy that contribute to maternal mortality.
KBUL (PAN): Around 24,000 Afghan women die every year while giving birth, says the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), working with the government and other partners to reduce maternal mortality and improve the overall health of women and girls in the war-torn country.
Also in October, WHO and other international agencies released statistics that showed the world's maternal mortality rate is declining too slowly to meet the Millennium Development Goal of reducing the number of women who die in pregnancy and childbirth by three-quarters by the year 2015.
SUKKUR -- Speakers at a dialogue have urged the people belonging to different segments of society to create awareness among the communities about the significance of improving maternal health by reducing maternal mortality ratio.
A recent study published in the British Medical Journal has found that laws that restrict or prevent abortion do not lead to higher maternal mortality rates.
A REVIEW of perinatal and maternal mortality released last month showed that, while there was a reduction in stillbirths in New Zealand between 2007 and 2013, more could be done to further reduce perinatal mortality in at-risk groups, during and after pregnancy.
The United States now ranks 60th in the world, and worst among developed nations, in maternal mortality.
Analysis of the causes of maternal mortality shows that 41% of the dead mothers lived below the poverty line, Medical Care Department Head at the Ministry of Health of Kyrgyzstan Anara Eshhodzhaeva told the May 19 press conference of AKIpress.
3] According to the United Nations data monitoring committee on maternal mortality, sub-Saharan Africa has the highest maternal mortality rate of 570/100 000 live births.
1) Rates of maternal mortality in the United States are also higher among certain groups than others, including African-American women, who are three to four times more likely to die during pregnancy or childbirth than are White women.

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