Figure 3.15 Hospital delivery rate and maternal mortality ratio, 1990–2017
CHAPTER 3 MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH
Source: National Health Commission, China Health Statistical Yearbook, 2018
There is an inverse relationship between China's MMR and hospital delivery rate. From 1990 to 2017, the hospital delivery rate increased from 50.6 per cent to 99.9 per cent. Over the same period, the MMR decreased from 88.9 per 100,000 live births to 19.6 per 100,000 live births.