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Interest Rate

The percentage of the value of a balance or debt that one pays or is paid each time period. For example, if one holds a bond with a face value of $1,000 and a 3% interest rate payable each quarter, one receives $30 each quarter. The percentage of the interest rate remains constant (usually), but the amount one pays or is paid changes according to the amount of the balance or debt. For example, if one pays off part of the principal on a loan each month, the amount one pays in interest decreases even though the rate remains the same. See also: Time Value of Money.


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Maternal mortality rates throughout most of the world have dropped over the last 30 years due to better medical infrastructure, more trained personnel, and improved family planning both before and after pregnancy.
Rural areas in Pakistan are faced with high Maternal Mortality Rate and this is due to several factors.
Maternal mortality rate is defined as the number of maternal deaths related to childbearing divided by the number of live births (or by the number of live births + fetal deaths) in that year .
Given the high fertility and maternal mortality rates in many developing countries (most of which are in Africa), it is likely that fertility declines could have a more substantial impact on reducing maternal deaths than they did in our exercise using Swedish data.
As of 2006, the national maternal mortality rate was 13.
India's maternal mortality rate stands at 450 per 100,000 live births, against 540 in 1998-1999.
The maternal mortality rate (mothers dying during childbirth) increased to 18.
However, there has been some success in reducing the maternal mortality rate.
The most obvious cause of the high infant and maternal mortality rate is a general lack of access to effective healthcare.
Also in October, WHO and other international agencies released statistics that showed the world's maternal mortality rate is declining too slowly to meet the Millennium Development Goal of reducing the number of women who die in pregnancy and childbirth by three-quarters by the year 2015.
Health care is so threadbare that every 28 minutes a mother dies in childbirth--the second-highest maternal mortality rate in the world.
It also found that Haiti's maternal mortality rate is the highest in the Western Hemisphere.

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