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

Journal Article
(Published May, 2010)
Hogan, M.C. (Author),
Foreman, K.J. (Author),
Naghavi, M. (Author),
Ahn, S.Y. (Author),
Wang, M. (Author),
Makela, S.M. (Author),
Lopez, A.D. (Author),
Lozano, R. (Author),
Murray, C.J.L. (Author)
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The article reports on a study in which researchers constructed a database of 2651 observations of maternal mortality for 181 countries for 1980—2008, from vital registration data, censuses, surveys, and verbal autopsy studies. The authors estimated that there were 342 900 (uncertainty interval 302 100—394 300) maternal deaths worldwide in 2008, down from 526 300 (446 400—629 600) in 1980. The global MMR decreased from 422 (358—505) in 1980 to 320 (272—388) in 1990, and was 251 (221—289) per 100 000 livebirths in 2008.

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Maternal mortality for 181 countries, 1980–2008: a systematic analysis of progress towards Millennium Development Goal 5 Margaret C Hogan, Kyle J Foreman, Mohsen Naghavi, Stephanie Y Ahn, Mengru Wang, Susanna M Makela, Alan D Lopez, Rafael Lozano, Christopher JL Murray. The Lancet 8 May 2010 (Volume 375 Issue 9726 Pages 1609-1623 DOI: 10.1016/S0140-6736(10)60518-1)