Country 1950 2009 Reduction rate
      (1950/2009)
Japan 176.1 4.2 41.93
Canada 113.2 5.9 19.19
USA 83.3 18.4 4.53
France 86.1 7.6 11.33
Germany 206.2 6.1 33.8
Italy 153.2 2.3 66.61
Sweden 61.5 1.9 32.37
UK 88.2 7.3 12.08
Netherlands 105.5 4.3 24.54
Switzerland 140.4 1.3 108
Australia 109.1 3.4 32.09
New Zealand 90.3 15.2 5.94
Table 2: Maternal mortality in Japan compared to some developed countries in 1950 and 2009.