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Swaziland

Swaziland Reproductive health Stats

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  • 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.
  • Unmet need for contraception > % of married women ages 15-49: Unmet need for contraception is the percentage of fertile, married women of reproductive age who do not want to become pregnant and are not using contraception."
  • Use of birth control > Women over 15: Contraceptive prevalence rate is the percentage of women who are practicing, or whose sexual partners are practicing, any form of contraception. It is usually measured for married women ages 15-49 only."
  • Wanted fertility rate > Births per woman: Wanted fertility rate is an estimate of what the total fertility rate would be if all unwanted births were avoided.
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Births attended by skilled health staff > % of total 69% 2007 36th out of 45
Lifetime risk of maternal death > 1 in > Rate varies by country 75 2008 124th out of 164
Maternal mortality ratio > Modeled estimate > Per 100,000 live births 420 2008 32nd out of 165
Pregnant women receiving prenatal care 84.8% 2007 29th out of 37
Unmet need for contraception > % of married women ages 15-49 24% 2006 4th out of 6
Use of birth control > Women over 15 50.6 2007 8th out of 23
Wanted fertility rate > Births per woman 2.1 2007 3rd out of 4

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.; Household surveys, including Demographic and Health Surveys by Macro International and Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys by UNICEF.; Demographic and Health Surveys by Macro International.

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