maternal mortality ratio

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.

maternal mortality ratio

The number of pregnancy-related deaths/105 live births.

maternal mortality ratio

Epidemiology The number of pregnancy-related deaths/100,000 live births. Cf Maternal mortality rate.

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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While the current neonatal mortality rate of 28 per 1000 live births has been lower than the target of 48 deaths per 1000 live births, its maternal mortality ratio (MMR) decreased from 574 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births in 1991 to 176 deaths per 100,000 live births in 2015.
The UNSDG stipulates that the global maternal mortality ratio should be reduced to less than 70 per 100,000 live births by 2030.
Objective: To assess the trend of the proportion of maternal mortality ratio (MMR) due to common direct causes that are the major contributors in Pakistan.
The aim is to achieve reduction of global maternal mortality ratio to <70 per 100,000 live births by the year 2030 and the efforts such as safe motherhood initiative and WHO'S making pregnancy safer strategies have been supporting worldwide programs on reduction of maternal mortality.
The maternal mortality ratio in Sindh is one of the highest in the world at 314 maternal deaths per 100,000, which means that every year 2,000 women in Sindh die during childbirth and an estimated 46,000 newborns die in their first month of life.
Bahrain dropped its maternal mortality ratio from 53.
Sierra Leone has the highest maternal mortality ratio in the world, in large part due to deaths from illegal and unsafe abortions.
SUKKUR -- Speakers at a dialogue have urged the people belonging to different segments of the society to create awareness about the significance of improving maternal health by reducing maternal mortality ratio.
Maternal mortality ratio measures "number of woman aged 15-49 years dying due to maternal causes per 1,00,000 live births.
The maternal mortality ratio in adolescents (<19 years) and adults (>20 years) was approximated from an analysis of the pregnant female's age and the 1 047 886 live births to adolescents during the period and application of the same proportion to all live births (n=7 320 968) during the study period.
As of 2015, global reviews of progress towards achieving MDG 5a indicated a steady decline in the maternal mortality ratio (MMR) with sub-Saharan Africa recording a 49% decrease in comparison with 1990 values (2).
The overall health indicators of Gujarat vis-a-vis national average showed that the State ranked 11th among the 19 big States in birth rate, ninth in infant mortality ratio and sixth in maternal mortality ratio.

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