Maternal Mortality in the Taiwan Area
1986 Vol.2 NO.9
During the period 1952-1984, maternal mortality declined in the Taiwan Area from 196.6 to 14.1 deaths per 100,000 live births (Figure2). From 1981 to 1984, hemorrhage, toxemia, and pulmonary embolism accounted for approximately 73% of all reported maternal deaths (Table 2); no maternal deaths were reported associated with normal delivery or induced abortion. As expected, maternal mortality rates increased with increasing maternal age (Figure 3).