Maternal death refers to the death of a woman while pregnant or within 42 days after the termination of the pregnancy, irrespective of the duration and site of pregnancy, or cause related to or aggravated by the pregnancy, or its management; excluding death from accidental or incidental causes.
Maternalmortality rates are difficult to measure and maternal deaths are hard to identify because of inaccurate reporting.
Maternalmortalityratios vary from country to country, are high in the developing countries and lower in the developed countries.
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