Maternal Mortality in Taiwan: Rates and Trends

Senyeong Kao, Li Mei Chen, Leiyu Shi, Martin C. Weinrich, C. Arden Miller

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The development of a strategy for collection of accurate data on maternal deaths featured an interview census of families of women of reproductive age who died in Taiwan during 1984-1988. The census found 101 maternal deaths in addition to the 173 deaths identified as such in vital statistics records. The maternal mortality rate for the five-year period was 16.4 deaths per 100,000 live births, which is 58% higher than the official rate of 10.3 per 100,000. Taiwan's maternal mortality rate, which was 20.3 deaths per 100,000 in 1984, declined by 20% over the period Studied.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)34-35+38
JournalInternational Family Planning Perspectives
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 1997
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Demography
  • Geography, Planning and Development


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