Maternal mortality for 181 countries, 1980-2008: a systematic analysis of progress towards Millennium Development Goal 5
Published in The Lancet, May 2010
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Data and Methods
Figure 1. Global maternal mortality ratio (49KB PDF)
Figure 2. 21 Countries with the most maternal deaths (58KB PDF)
Figure 3. Annualized rate of decline in MMR, 1990-2008 (194KB PDF)
Table 1. Countries ranked by their maternal mortality ratio (42KB xls)
Data for download. Maternal mortality by region and country, 1980-2008 (1.2MB xls)
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Lozano R, Wang H, Foreman KJ, Rajaratnam JK, Naghavi M, Marcus JR, Dwyer-Lindgren L, Lofgren KT, Phillips D, Atkinson C, Lopez AD, Murray CJL. Progress towards Millennium Development Goals 4 and 5 on maternal and child mortality: an updated systematic analysis. The Lancet. 2011; 378:1139-1165.