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Table 1 Maternal mortality indicators estimated from the 2001 census (10% sample), South Africa

From: Maternal mortality in South Africa in 2001: From demographic census to epidemiological investigation

   95% confidence interval
Maternal mortality indicators Value Min Max
Raw estimates    
Maternal mortality ratio (MMR), per 100,000 live births 646 592 705
Maternal death rate (MDR), per 100,000 person-years lived 48.4 44.4 52.8
Life time risk of maternal mortality (MMQ) per 100,000 women at age 12 1681 1541 1833
After correcting for biases    
Maternal mortality ratio (MMR), per 100,000 live births 542 497 591
  1. Sources: Statistics South Africa. Ten Percent Sample of the 2001 Census. Pretoria, 2006. Minnesota Population Center. Integrated Public Use Microdata Series – International: Version 3.0. Minneapolis, University of Minnesota, 2007.
  2. Note: Correction for biases: see text for details