Global, regional, and national levels and causes of maternal mortality during 1990-2013: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013

Kassebaum N. J. , Bertozzi-Villa A., Coggeshall M. S. , Shackelford K. A. , Steiner C., Heuton K. R. , ...More

LANCET, vol.384, no.9947, pp.980-1004, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 384 Issue: 9947
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/s0140-6736(14)60696-6
  • Title of Journal : LANCET
  • Page Numbers: pp.980-1004


Background The fifth Millennium Development Goal (MDG 5) established the goal of a 75% reduction in the maternal mortality ratio (MMR; number of maternal deaths per 100 000 livebirths) between 1990 and 2015. We aimed to measure levels and track trends in maternal mortality, the key causes contributing to maternal death, and timing of maternal death with respect to delivery.