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Maternal Mortality in India: Kerala tops in maternal

Maternal Mortality in India: Kerala tops in maternal_4.1

Kerala has yet again emerged on top when it comes to maternal and child health, with the State recording the lowest Maternal Mortality Ratio (MMR) of 30 (per one lakh live births) in the country. According to the latest data, India’s maternal mortality ratio (MMR) has improved to 103 for the period 2017-19.

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The Maternal Mortality Ratio (MMR) of Kerala has dropped from 42 to 30. Kerala has achieved the UN Sustainable Development Goals of MMR in the year 2020 itself. Maternal Mortality Ratio (MMR) is defined as the number of maternal deaths per 100000 live births.

Key points:

  • Kerala, Telangana, and Maharashtra are included in the top 3 states with the lowest MMR in India.
  • The Maternal Mortality Ratio (MMR) has worsened in West Bengal, Haryana, Uttarakhand, and Chhattisgarh.
  • The maternal mortality ratio (MMR) has drastically improved in UP, Rajasthan, and Bihar.
  • Italy, Norway, Poland, and Belarus have the lowest MMR in the world.

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