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Risk of Maternal Death [Mar. 29th, 2007|10:37 am]
Peter Sheil
I know, not the sort of topic you'd expect from me, but I thought there were people reading this who might be interested.

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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.

Source: http://www.who.int/reproductive-health/publications/maternal_mortality_2000/
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[User Picture]From: petersheil
2007-03-30 01:57 am (UTC)
One of the clients I do work for is DFID (UK Government's Department For International Development) and it was in a database of "Killer Facts" they were linking to from their home page.

It is the great difference between Sweden and Africa that astounds me, and I wanted to share that.
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