Maternal Health-Arab World


Statistical Data

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.


Country

Lifetime risk of maternal death

1 woman in:

Skilled attendant at delivery

(%)

Perinatal deaths per 1000 births

Algeria   120 77 25
Bahrain   360 97 20
Comoros   12 24 60
Djibouti   24 79 75
Egypt   120 46 45
Iraq   46 54 40
Jordan   95 87 30
Kuwait   820 99 30
Lebanon   85 45 25
Libyan Arab Jamahiriya   55 76 50
Mauritania   16 40 95

Morocco

33 40 45
Oman   60 92 30
Palestine   n/a - -
Qatar   n/a 97 20
Saudi Arabia   95 90 30
Somalia   7 2 120
Sudan   21 86 55
Syrian Arab Republic   75 67 45
Tunisia   140 90 40
United Arab Emirates   730 92 20
Yemen   8 16 70

Source: "Maternal Health Around the World" poster. WHO and the World Bank 1997.

   

 

 

 
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