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Barbados

Barbadian and Bajan Reproductive health Stats

Definitions

  • Births attended by skilled health staff > % of total: Births attended by skilled health staff are the percentage of deliveries attended by personnel trained to give the necessary supervision, care, and advice to women during pregnancy, labor, and the postpartum period; to conduct deliveries on their own; and to care for newborns."
  • Lifetime risk of maternal death > 1 in > Rate varies by country: Life time risk of maternal death is the probability that a 15-year-old female will die eventually from a maternal cause assuming that current levels of fertility and mortality (including maternal mortality) do not change in the future, taking into account competing causes of death. "
  • Maternal mortality ratio > Modeled estimate > Per 100,000 live births: Maternal mortality ratio is the number of women who die during pregnancy and childbirth, per 100,000 live births. The data are estimated with a regression model using information on fertility, birth attendants, and HIV prevalence."
  • Pregnant women receiving prenatal care: Pregnant women receiving prenatal care are the percentage of women attended at least once during pregnancy by skilled health personnel for reasons related to pregnancy.
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Births attended by skilled health staff > % of total 100% 2007 4th out of 45
Lifetime risk of maternal death > 1 in > Rate varies by country 1,100 2008 72nd out of 164
Maternal mortality ratio > Modeled estimate > Per 100,000 live births 64 2008 84th out of 165
Pregnant women receiving prenatal care 100% 2009 4th out of 19

SOURCES: UNICEF, State of the World's Children, Childinfo, and Demographic and Health Surveys by Macro International.; Maternal Mortality: Estimates Developed by WHO, UNICEF, UNFPA and the World Bank; Trends in Maternal Mortality: 1990-2008. Estimates Developed by WHO, UNICEF, UNFPA and the World Bank.

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