Table 2

Results for the six countries with highest annual number of maternal deaths

Country

Current annual rate of improvement in SBA attendance

Estimated 2010 SBA attendance (%)

Estimated non-SBA births 2011-2015 (millions) for each scenario


Urban areas

Rural areas

1

2

3

4

5

6


India

1.4%

78

40

69

66

60

55

53

48


Nigeria

-0.7%

66

27

19

19

19

17

17

17


Pakistan

10.1%

80

40

10

7

7

8

6

6


Afghanistan

4.9%

49

10

6

6

5

5

5

5


Ethiopia

0.4%

45

3

16

16

16

14

14

14


Democratic Republic of the Congo

3.4%

100

70

2

1

1

2

1

1


The current annual trend in SBA attendance and the estimated SBA attendance in 2010 in urban and rural areas are listed for India, Nigeria, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Ethiopia, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Projections for the estimated number of non-SBA births during the period 2011-2015 (inclusive) for the six scenarios set out in Table 1 are also given.

Crowe et al. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2012 12:4   doi:10.1186/1471-2393-12-4

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