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People > Maternal mortality rate: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: The maternal mortality rate (MMR) is the annual number of female deaths per 100,000 live births from any cause related to or aggravated by pregnancy or its management (excluding accidental or incidental causes). The MMR includes deaths during pregnancy, childbirth, or within 42 days of termination of pregnancy, irrespective of the duration and site of the pregnancy, for a specified year.

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 South Sudan 2,054 deaths/100,000 live births 2006
2 Chad 1,100 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
3 Somalia 1,000 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
=4 Central African Republic 890 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
=4 Sierra Leone 890 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
6 Burundi 800 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
7 Guinea-Bissau 790 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
8 Liberia 770 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
9 Sudan 730 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
10 Cameroon 690 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
11 Nigeria 630 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
12 Lesotho 620 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
13 Guinea 610 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
14 Niger 590 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
failed states average (profile) 572.87 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
15 Zimbabwe 570 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
16 Congo, Republic of the 560 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
=17 Mali 540 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
=17 Democratic Republic of the Congo 540 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
19 Mauritania 510 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
20 Mozambique 490 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
21 Laos 470 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
=22 Tanzania 460 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
=22 Afghanistan 460 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
=22 Malawi 460 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
Sub-Saharan Africa average (profile) 456.07 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
25 Angola 450 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
26 Zambia 440 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
27 Cote d'Ivoire 400 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
Former French colonies average (profile) 371.48 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
28 Senegal 370 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
=29 The Gambia 360 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
=29 Kenya 360 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
=31 Ethiopia 350 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
=31 Ghana 350 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
=31 Benin 350 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
=31 Haiti 350 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
Landlocked countries average (profile) 341 deaths/100,000 live births 2008
35 Rwanda 340 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
36 Swaziland 320 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
37 Uganda 310 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
=38 East Timor 300 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
=38 Burkina Faso 300 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
=38 Togo 300 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
=38 South Africa 300 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
=42 Guyana 280 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
=42 Comoros 280 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
South Asia average (profile) 268 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
44 Pakistan 260 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
45 Cambodia 250 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
=46 Madagascar 240 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
=46 Bangladesh 240 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
=46 Equatorial Guinea 240 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
=46 Eritrea 240 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
Muslim countries average (profile) 232.67 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
=50 Papua New Guinea 230 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
=50 Gabon 230 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
52 Indonesia 220 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
Former British colonies average (profile) 217.17 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
=53 Yemen 200 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
=53 India 200 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
=53 Djibouti 200 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
=53 Burma 200 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
=53 Namibia 200 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
58 Belarus 190 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
=59 Bolivia 180 deaths/100,000 live births 2008
=59 Bhutan 180 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
61 Nepal 170 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
62 Botswana 160 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
Religious countries average (profile) 155.78 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
63 Dominican Republic 150 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
South and Central Asia average (profile) 145.15 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
OPEC countries average (profile) 133.45 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
64 Suriname 130 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
65 Guatemala 120 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
=66 Vanuatu 110 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
=66 Ecuador 110 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
=66 Jamaica 110 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
=66 Tonga 110 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
East Asia and Pacific average (profile) 107.8 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
=70 Morocco 100 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
=70 Samoa 100 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
=70 Federated States of Micronesia 100 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
=70 Honduras 100 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
=74 Philippines 99 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
=74 Paraguay 99 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
76 Algeria 97 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
77 Nicaragua 95 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
78 Solomon Islands 93 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
=79 Panama 92 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
=79 Colombia 92 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
=79 Venezuela 92 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 91.11 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
=82 El Salvador 81 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
=82 North Korea 81 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
84 Cape Verde 79 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
85 Argentina 77 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
Heavily indebted countries average (profile) 75.77 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
Emerging markets average (profile) 73.84 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
86 Cuba 73 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
87 Kyrgyzstan 71 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
=88 Syria 70 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
=88 Sao Tome and Principe 70 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
=90 Turkmenistan 67 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
=90 Georgia 67 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
=90 Peru 67 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
93 Egypt 66 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
94 Tajikistan 65 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
=95 Gaza Strip 64 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
=95 West Bank 64 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
=97 Jordan 63 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
=97 Mongolia 63 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
=97 Iraq 63 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
=100 Mauritius 60 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
=100 Maldives 60 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
102 Vietnam 59 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
103 Libya 58 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
=104 Brazil 56 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
=104 Tunisia 56 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
106 Belize 53 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
Middle Eastern and North Africa average (profile) 51.94 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
=107 Barbados 51 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
=107 Kazakhstan 51 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 50.87 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
109 Mexico 50 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
=110 Thailand 48 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
=110 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 48 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
112 The Bahamas 47 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
113 Trinidad and Tobago 46 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
114 Azerbaijan 43 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
115 Moldova 41 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
116 Costa Rica 40 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
117 China 37 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
=118 Saint Lucia 35 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
=118 Sri Lanka 35 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
Cold countries average (profile) 35 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
=120 Russia 34 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
=120 Latvia 34 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
=122 Oman 32 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
=122 Ukraine 32 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
Eastern Europe average (profile) 31.37 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
124 Armenia 30 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
=125 Malaysia 29 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
=125 Uruguay 29 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
127 Uzbekistan 28 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
=128 Albania 27 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
=128 Romania 27 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
130 Fiji 26 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
=131 Lebanon 25 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
=131 Chile 25 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
=133 Saudi Arabia 24 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
=133 Brunei 24 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
=133 Grenada 24 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
=136 Hungary 21 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
=136 United States 21 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
=136 Iran 21 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
=139 Turkey 20 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
=139 Bahrain 20 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
=139 Luxembourg 20 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
=139 Puerto Rico 20 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
Europe average (profile) 18.66 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
Non-religious countries average (profile) 17.5 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
143 Croatia 17 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
144 South Korea 16 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
145 New Zealand 15 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
146 Kuwait 14 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
Potential Future EU Members average (profile) 12.86 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
=147 Canada 12 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
=147 Denmark 12 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
=147 Serbia 12 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
=147 United Kingdom 12 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
=147 Slovenia 12 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
=147 United Arab Emirates 12 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
NATO countries average (profile) 11.59 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
153 Bulgaria 11 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
=154 Republic of Macedonia 10 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
=154 Cyprus 10 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
European Union average (profile) 9.96 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 9.86 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
156 Kiribati 9 deaths/100,000 live births 2008
High income OECD countries average (profile) 8.74 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
Eurozone average (profile) 8.72 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
=157 Bosnia and Herzegovina 8 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
=157 France 8 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
=157 Montenegro 8 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
=157 Portugal 8 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
=157 Lithuania 8 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
=157 Belgium 8 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
=157 Switzerland 8 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
=157 Malta 8 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
=165 Norway 7 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
=165 Australia 7 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
=165 Qatar 7 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
=165 Israel 7 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
=165 Germany 7 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
=170 Netherlands 6 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
=170 Slovakia 6 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
=170 Ireland 6 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
=170 Spain 6 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
=174 Finland 5 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
=174 Czech Republic 5 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
=174 Japan 5 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
=174 Iceland 5 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
=174 Poland 5 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
=179 Italy 4 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
=179 Sweden 4 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
=179 Austria 4 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
=182 Greece 3 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
=182 Singapore 3 deaths/100,000 live births 2010
184 Estonia 2 deaths/100,000 live births 2010

Citation

"Countries Compared by People > Maternal mortality rate. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", CIA World Factbooks 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/People/Maternal-mortality-rate

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