Maternal Health-Arab World
Lifetime risk of maternal death: The risk of an individual woman dying from pregnancy or childbirth during her lifetime. A lifetime risk of 1 in 3000 represents a low risk of dying from pregnancy and childbirth, while 1 in 100 is a high risk. Calculations are based on maternal mortality and fertility rates in a country.
Skilled attendant at delivery: Percentage of deliveries attended by a skilled person (doctor, midwife, nurse).
Perinatal deaths per 1000 births: Stillbirths and deaths in the first week of life.
Source: "Maternal Health Around the World" poster. WHO and the World Bank 1997.
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