TABLE 5-1 Maternal Mortality by Major Regions, Circa 1990

Region

Total Fertility Rate (births per woman)

Maternal Mortality Ratio (deaths per 100,000 live births)

Maternal Deaths

 

 

 

 

Lifetime Risk

per year

World Total

3.4

430

1 in 60

586,000

Developed Countries

1.8

27

1 in 1,800

4,000

Developing Countries

3.8

480

1 in 48

582,000

Africa

6.0

870

1 in 16

235,000

Asia

3.4

390

1 in 65

323,000

Latin America and the Caribbean

3.3

190

1 in 130

23,000

 

SOURCES: Data from World Health Organization and UNICEF (1996) and United Nations (1996).



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