maternal mortality rate

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maternal mortality rate

[mə′tərn·əl mȯr′tal·əd·ē ‚rāt]
(medicine)
The number of deaths reported as due to puerperal causes in a calendar year per 100 live births reported in the same year and place.
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According to the manager of the Sexual and Reproductive Health Programmes at Lesotho s Ministry of Health, Motsoanku Mefane, at present they are sensitising the Village Health Workers (VHWs) in regards with the tool to be implemented in 2016 on how to handle maternal death issues.
18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- A rising maternal death rate puts pregnant mothers and their babies at risk.
In fact, the likelihood of maternal death in the United States places the world's greatest industrial and military power among many of the poorest developing countries.
When there were estimates that a woman lives in poverty, the risk of maternal mortality increases 11-12 fold, if she belongs to the category of internal migrant (12%) the risk of maternal death grows by 3-4-fold," she said.
The 2015 report found that women in the UK face a one-in-6,900 lifetime risk of maternal death.
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The United States is one of few industrialized countries where maternal death rates are rising.
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The mere linkage of RWOPS to possible increased maternal deaths in regional hospitals--while the country's horrific overall maternal death rate declines at a pace that will fall way short of the MDG target by the end of next year--is akin to pouring petrol on the coals of a long-simmering controversy in the medical profession.
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Save the Children bases its index on five key indicators -- risk of maternal death, under five mortality rate, educational status, economic achievement and political status.
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