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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Both the maternal mortality rate and the lifetime risk of dying from maternal causes were 37% lower in the MCH-FP area (e.
By reducing maternal mortality rates, we not only save women's lives, we greatly improve children's chances for survival, as their lives depend on the care provided by their mothers.
As of 2006, the national maternal mortality rate was 13.
It said that developing countries, including Sri Lanka and Mozambique, had reduced their maternal mortality rates.
org, the United States has a Maternal Mortality Rate (MMR) of 1 in 4,800.
The Ministry of Health and Social Services (MoHSS) has embarked on a training programme aimed at addressing the maternal mortality rate in the country.
Reasons for the high maternal mortality rate in India include non-availability of obstetricians and skilled birth attendants in rural areas.
National Women's Law Center, National Report Card on Women's Health, Maternal Mortality Rate Table; available at http://hrc.
African American women had a maternal mortality rate three times higher than Caucasian, non-Hispanic women in 2000.
A shortage of trained health workers and a lack of transport into the main towns has contributed to South Sudan having the highest maternal mortality rate in the world(IRIN/Elizabeth Deacon)
The present government through the above initiative, focussed on the reduction of high infant mortality rate (IMR), child mortality rate (CMR) and maternal mortality rate (MMR).
The 25% overall maternal mortality rate in the contemporary cohort was significantly better than was the 38% figure reported for 1978-1996 by investigators at the University of Zurich (J.
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