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Maternal mortality for 181 countries, 1980-2008: a systematic analysis of progress towards Millennium Development Goal 5

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Free full text available with registration. The global Maternal Mortality rate (MMR) decreased from 422 (358-505) in 1980 to 320 (272-388) in 1990, and was 251 (221-289) per 100,000 live births in 2008. The yearly rate of decline of the global MMR since 1990 was 1.3% (1.0-1.5). During 1990-2008, rates of yearly decline in the MMR varied between countries, from 8.8% (8.7-14.1) in the Maldives to an increase of 5.5% (5.2-5.6) in Zimbabwe. More than 50% of all maternal deaths were in only six countries in 2008 (India, Nigeria, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Ethiopia, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo).

Publisher: Elsevier
Language: English
Format: Web Page
Region: Global
Audiences: Doctors/Physicians, Midwives/Traditional Birth Attendants, Nurses, Other Healthcare Workers, Physician's Assistants/Nurse Practitioners, Policymakers, Program Managers
Topic Areas: Primary Care of HIV-Infected Women, Reproductive Health & Family Planning
Resource Type: Journal Articles