Published in Women's Health Weekly, June 8th, 2000
Ken Nagaya, MD, and colleagues from Sayama Health Center in Sayama, Saitawa, Japan, evaluated the medical records of 230 women who died while pregnant or within 42 days of being pregnant from January 1, 1991 to December 31, 1992.
The researchers found that overall maternal mortality was 9.5 per 100,000 births - high compared to worldwide figures reported for 1990 of 8.6, 8.2, 7.6, and 2.4 deaths per 100,000 live births...
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