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The act or fact of a woman dying in childbirth, especially by pregnancy-related complications
Sierra Leone has the highest rate of maternal death, which is 1,800 maternal deaths for every 100,000 live births. Afghanistan has the second highest rate of maternal death, which is 1,700 maternal deaths for every 100,000 live births. The United States has a rate of 12 maternal deaths for every 100,000 live births.
by Braska Spira September 23, 2003
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