Canada’s Maternal Mortality Rate Healthy
Women are half as likely to die from causes related to pregnancy or childbirth in Canada compared to women in the United States, a new global survey of maternal mortality published by the United Nations and the World Bank shows.
The U.S. maternal mortality rate grew from 12 deaths to 14 per 100,000 live births over the past 25 years. Canada’s rate is where it was in 1990, at seven deaths per 100,000 live births.The U.S.was one of only 13 countries to have worse rates of maternal mortality in 2015 than in 1990.This group includes North Korea, Zimbabwe and Venezuela.
The global maternal mortality rate average is 216 deaths per 100,000 live births, ranging from 12 in rich countries to 546 in sub-Saharan Africa. The UN target is to get the global average number of maternal deaths below 70 per 100,000 live births by 2030, with no country higher than 140.
The survey, led by the World Health Organization, aims to track