Advancing Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights
International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health
Volume 39, Number 1, March 2013

WEB APPENDIX FIGURE 1. Estimated trends in reductions in the maternal mortality ratio (MMR), by country, 1990–2008

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Notes: The boundaries and names shown and the designations used on this map do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of the World Health Organization concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city or area or of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries. Dotted lines on maps represent approximate border lines for which there may not yet be full agreement. Countries are considered “on track” toward meeting MDG5 if the estimated rate of decline in the MMR has been 5.5% per annum or greater; “making progress” is defined by a rate of decline that is greater than or equal to 2.0% and less than 5.5%, “insufficient progress” by a rate of decline greater than or equal to 0% and less than 2.0%, and “no progress” by an MMR that is rising. Source: reference 8.