March 29th, 2007

Mum Wide Eyes

Risk of Maternal Death

I know, not the sort of topic you'd expect from me, but I thought there were people reading this who might be interested.


Globally, a woman's lifetime risk of a maternal death is 1 in 74. This ranges from 1 in 2,800 for women in the developed world to 1 in 16 for women in sub-Saharan Africa. The contrast is even more stark when individual countries are compared. A woman in the UK has a lifetime risk of maternal death of 1 in 3,800 (it is 1 in 29,800 in Sweden) compared to a lifetime risk of 1 in 6 in Sierra Leone and Afghanistan.

Life 2 (based on icon from tamnonlinear)

Quotes of the Day

Any reviewer who expresses rage and loathing for a novel is preposterous. He or she is like a person who has put on full armor and attacked a hot fudge sundae.
Kurt Vonnegut (1922 - )

Patriotism is often an arbitrary veneration of real estate above principles.
George Jean Nathan (1882 - 1958)

You can't wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.
Jack London (1876 - 1916)

Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it.
George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

Children are the only form of immortality that we can be sure of.
Peter Ustinov (1921 - 2004)