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Latest items for MMR-DATA-1

June 14, 2019, 2:55 p.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2, CWC-DATA-2, CRPLB-PRACTICE-1, MMR-DATA-1

"Couples and individuals generally had the right to decide the number, spacing, and timing of children, but information on reproductive health and access to quality reproductive health services and emergency obstetric care was not widely available. The 2013 NDHS reported the maternal mortality rate was 576 deaths per 100,000 live births, due to such factors as lack of access to antenatal care, skilled birth attendants, emergency obstetric care, and other medical services. According to 2013 estimates by the UN, World Health Organization, and World Bank, there were approximately 40,000 maternal deaths in 2013, and a woman’s lifetime risk of maternal death was one in 31. Skilled health-care personnel attended a...more
June 12, 2019, 1:03 p.m.
Countries: Niger
Variables: DACH-DATA-1, DACH-DATA-2, CRPLB-PRACTICE-1, MMR-PRACTICE-1, MMR-DATA-1

"The government provides free health care for children up to five years of age, leading to increased access to health centers for women’s general and essential obstetric and postpartum care, and prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV. Due to a shortage of skilled health professionals and limited resources, many women used traditional midwives during childbirth and were referred to hospitals only when the mother or child suffered health complications. According to the 2012 Demographic and Health Survey (DHS), 30 percent of births took place in health centers, and skilled personnel attended 29 percent of births. The maternal mortality ratio (the number of maternal deaths per 100,000 live births) was 630...more
June 11, 2019, 11:54 a.m.
Countries: Namibia
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2, DACH-DATA-2, CWC-DATA-2, MMR-DATA-1

"Couples and individuals have the right to decide the number, spacing, and timing of their children; manage their reproductive health; and have access to the information and means to do so, free from discrimination, coercion, or violence. There are no government restrictions on the provision of contraceptives except to children under age 14, the legal age of consent for medical treatment, and 50 percent of women used a modern contraceptive method. Women who lived in urban areas had better access to skilled attendance during childbirth and postpartum care than those in rural areas. The country’s 2014 Demographic and Health Survey reported the 2013 maternal mortality ratio was 385 per 100,000...more
June 10, 2019, 5:45 p.m.
Countries: Malawi
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

"One percent of women report that they have experienced obstetric fistula; 78% of these women sought treatment (Table 9.15)" (125). "The maternal mortality ratio during the 7-year period before the 2015-16 MDHS is estimated as 439 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births" (245).
June 10, 2019, 4:14 p.m.
Countries: Mozambique
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

"Maternal mortality is still high with a downfall trend. Estimated at 408 deaths per 100,000 live births in 2011 — this figure decreased from about 1,000 deaths per 100,000 live births in the 90s" (22).
June 3, 2019, 11:14 a.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

"Out of 100,000 births, 410 result in maternal death" (Pg 34).
June 3, 2019, 10:15 a.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

"Out of 100,000 births, 840 maternal deaths occur" (Pg 29).
May 28, 2019, 5:40 p.m.
Countries: Yemen
Variables: MMR-DATA-1, MMR-SCALE-1

"According to UN sources, the estimated maternal mortality ratio was 385 deaths per 100,000 live births during the year; there were an estimated 3,300 maternal deaths during the year" (37).
May 25, 2019, 3:39 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: MMR-PRACTICE-1, MMR-DATA-1

"A study by the Ford Foundation concludes that 43% of girls are married by 18 years of age. This is closely related to the high material death date: Out of 100,000 births, 820 result in maternal death" (Pg 22).
April 19, 2019, 9:51 a.m.
Countries: Bosnia-Herzegovina
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

"Number of women dying from complications related to pregnancy and childbirth has halved over the past 20 years and maternal mortality rate is significantly lower than the EU average" (33)
March 22, 2019, 6:14 p.m.
Countries: Cyprus
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

"It must be noted that the maternal mortality rate for Cyprus is one of the lowest in the world, with the cumulative crude rate for the period 2004-2015 standing at 6.9 maternal deaths per 100.000 live births (Source: Death Registry, Health Monitoring Unit, Ministry of Health, Cyprus)" (30).
March 13, 2019, 7:37 p.m.
Countries: Colombia
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

"49.2 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births in 2016, compared with 71.64 in 2010" (31).
March 11, 2019, 11:13 a.m.
Countries: Kazakhstan
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

"Maternal mortality decreased by a factor of 1.4 (12.7 per 100,000 live births)" (5).
March 7, 2019, 11:23 a.m.
Countries: Mauritania
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

"The World Health Organization estimated the maternal mortality rate to be 602 per 100,000 live births" (page 18).
March 1, 2019, 11:52 p.m.
Countries: Qatar
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

"Qatar has surpassed the target of reducing the maternal mortality ratio by three quarters" (9).
Feb. 26, 2019, 1:58 p.m.
Countries: Peru
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

"Maternal Mortality Ratio: 68" (para. 1)."Between 1990 and 2015, the country saw a nearly 73 per cent reduction in the maternal death ratio" (para. 8).
Feb. 23, 2019, 11:34 a.m.
Countries: D R Congo
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

"As a result, the maternal mortality rate was reduced to 549 per 100,000 births in 2011, as compared to 1,289 per 100,000 live births in 2001" (10).
Feb. 8, 2019, 4:42 p.m.
Countries: Mali
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

"According to UN estimates, in 2013 the maternal mortality ratio was 550 deaths per 100,000 live births, and a woman’s lifetime risk of maternal death was one in 26" (page 21).
Feb. 6, 2019, 7:33 p.m.
Countries: Lesotho
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

"The 2014 LDHS reported the maternal mortality ratio (MMR) was 1,024 per 100,000 live births, largely due to limitations in the country’s health system. Although the MMR dropped slightly from 1,243 in 2009, the change was not statistically significant" (Pg 18).
Feb. 6, 2019, 2:48 p.m.
Countries: Liberia
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1, MMR-PRACTICE-1, MMR-DATA-1

"According to the UN Population Fund’s 2015 Trends in Maternal Mortality Report, the country had a maternal mortality rate estimated at 725 per 100,000 live births, and a woman’s lifetime risk of maternal death was one in 28. Reducing maternal mortality remained a priority of the government, and activities in past years included additional training of midwives and providing incentives to pregnant women to seek prenatal care and childbirth at a hospital or clinic. Most women delivered outside of health facilities" (Pg 17).
Feb. 1, 2019, 2:36 p.m.
Countries: Ethiopia
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

"Less than one percent of women report that they have experienced obstetric fistula (Table 9.19)" (141). "The pregnancy related mortality ratio was 412 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births for the 7 years before the survey. The decline from the estimate of 871 for the 7 years before the 2000 EDHS or the estimate of 676 for the 7 years before the 2011 EDHS is statistically significant. . . The 2016 EDHS results reflect pregnancy-related mortality, which accounts for deaths of women while pregnant, during delivery, or within 42 days of the termination of pregnancy, irrespective of the cause of death (WHO 2011)" (249).
Jan. 5, 2019, 10:25 a.m.
Countries: Laos
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

"The maternal mortality rate was reduced from 405 per 100.000 live births in 2005 to 220 in 2013" (Pg 31). "The maternal mortality rate was reduced from 405 per 100.000 births in 2005 to 220 per 100.000 live births" (Pg 31). "The maternal mortality rate was reduced from 405 per 100.000 births in 2005 to 220 in 2014" (Pg 40). According to Table 3, Reproductive Health, maternal mortality rate dropped from 405 persons per 100,000 in 2005 to 220 persons per 100,000 in 2013. (Pg 44).
Nov. 28, 2018, 12:59 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

"The country’s maternal mortality rate was 50 per 100,000 live births" (para. 20).
Nov. 28, 2018, 12:58 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

"The country’s maternal mortality rate was 50 per 100,000 live births" (para. 20).
Nov. 16, 2018, 9:46 a.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

"In Kachin State, children and mothers in Internally Displaced Person (IDP) camps suffer from anemia, frequent stomach aches, chronic coughing and malnutrition. Anemia in mothers is common due to frequent pregnancy, and mothers have higher rates of illness due to the added pressures of taking care of the family. Rates of maternal mortality are high" (page 40).
Nov. 15, 2018, 12:07 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

"The current maternal mortality rate, 53.5 deaths per 100,000 live births (2010) is far from the proposed MDG target for 2015 of 22.2 deaths per 100,000 live births, which means that as has been acknowledged by the State party, the target will not be accomplished" (9).
Oct. 26, 2018, 8:42 a.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

"According to 2011 statistics provided by the UN Population Fund (UNFPA), . . . the maternal mortality ratio was 410 deaths per 100,000 live births; and the lifetime risk of maternal death was one in 31" (page 16).
Oct. 25, 2018, 4:51 p.m.
Countries: Uruguay
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

"In 2000, unsafe abortion was responsible for an estimated 40% of maternal deaths in Uruguay. By 2015, this figure had fallen to 8%" (para 10).
Oct. 25, 2018, 4:29 p.m.
Countries: Canada, United States, Uruguay
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

"By 2015, this figure had fallen to 8%. Uruguay now has the second lowest maternal mortality rate in the Americas, after Canada but above the US, which comes in fifth" (para 10).
Oct. 19, 2018, 10:12 p.m.
Countries: Comoros
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

Table on page xix, 'Indicators for following-up with the millennium development goals disaggregated by gender,' indicates that the maternal mortality rate (per 100,000 births) nationally is 172. Maternal mortality rates are not disaggregated by region or gender (xix). "The percentage of women who have or have had an obstetric fistula is low. This proportion is estimated at 1.5% and varies from less than 1% among women age 15-19 to 3% among women age 40-44. It is at Mwali that the proportion of women who have experienced this complication is the highest (6%)" (page 114). "Maternal deaths represent 17% of all female deaths between 15 and 49 years. The maternal mortality...more