List of countries by maternal mortality ratio

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Maternal mortality ratio (with Sustainable Development Goal target) as of 2015[1]

Maternal death, also called maternal mortality, is defined by the World Health Organization (WHO) as "the death of a woman while pregnant or within 42 days of termination of pregnancy, irrespective of the duration and site of the pregnancy, from any cause related to or aggravated by the pregnancy or its management but not from accidental or incidental causes." The maternal mortality ratio, on the other hand, is the number of maternal deaths per 100,000 live births. The maternal mortality ratio is used as a criterion for the quality of medical care in a country. The global rate is 211 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births.[2]

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data sources are in citations.

Countries by maternal mortality ratio. 2017
Rank Country Maternal mortality ratio
(maternal deaths per 100,000 live births)
1  Belarus 2
 Poland 2
 Italy 2
 Norway 2
5  Greece 3
 Israel 3
 Finland 3
 Czech Republic 3
 United Arab Emirates 3
10  Spain 4
 Sweden 4
 Denmark 4
 Iceland 4
14  Belgium 5
 Luxembourg 5
 Japan 5
 Netherlands 5
  Switzerland 5
 Slovakia 5
 Austria 5
 Ireland 5
22  Montenegro 6
 Malta 6
 Cyprus 6
 Australia 6
26  United Kingdom 7
 Turkmenistan 7
 Slovenia 7
 North Macedonia 7
 Germany 7
31  Lithuania 8
 Croatia 8
 Portugal 8
 France 8
 Singapore 8
36  Estonia 9
 New Zealand 9
 Qatar 9
39  Bulgaria 10
 Bosnia and Herzegovina 10
 Canada 10
 Kazakhstan 10
 Taiwan 10
44  South Korea 11
45  Serbia 12
 Hungary 12
 Kuwait 12
48  Chile 13
49  Bahrain 14
50  Albania 15
51  Iran 16
52  Russia 17
 Uruguay 17
 Tajikistan 17
 Turkey 17
 Saudi Arabia 17
57  Romania 19
 Oman 19
 Moldova 19
 United States 19[3]
 Latvia 19
 Ukraine 19
63  Puerto Rico (US) 21
63  Georgia 25
 Grenada 25
66  Azerbaijan 26
 Armenia 26
68  Barbados 27
 Palestine 27
 Costa Rica 27
71  Uzbekistan 29
 Malaysia 29
 China 29
 Lebanon 29
76  Brunei 31
 Syria 31
77  Mexico 33
78  Fiji 34
80  Belize 36
 Cuba 36
 Sri Lanka 36
83  Egypt 37
 Thailand 37
85  Argentina 39
86  Antigua and Barbuda 42
87  Samoa 43
 Vietnam 43
 Tunisia 43
90  Mongolia 45
91  El Salvador 46
 Jordan 46
93  Tonga 52
 Panama 52
95  Maldives 53
 Seychelles 53
97  Cape Verde 58
98  Ecuador 59
99  Brazil 60
 Kyrgyzstan 60
101  Mauritius 61
102  Honduras 65
103  Trinidad and Tobago 67
104  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 68
105  Bahamas 70
 Morocco 70
107  Vanuatu 72
 Libya 72
109  Iraq 79
110  Jamaica 80
111  Colombia 83
112  Peru 88
 Federated States of Micronesia 88
114  North Korea 89
115  Kiribati 92
116  Guatemala 95
 Dominican Republic 95
118  Nicaragua 98
119  Solomon Islands 104
120  Algeria 112
 India 112[4]
121  Saint Lucia 117
122  South Africa 119
123  Suriname 120
124  Philippines 121
125  Venezuela 125
126  Paraguay 129
127  São Tomé and Príncipe 130
128  Timor-Leste 142
129  Botswana 144
130  Papua New Guinea 145
131  Bolivia 155
132  Cambodia 160
133  Yemen 164
134  Guyana 169
135  Bangladesh 173
136  Indonesia 177
137  Bhutan 183
138  Laos 185
139    Nepal 186
 Pakistan 186[5]
141  Namibia 195
142  Zambia 213
143  Angola 241
144  Rwanda 248
 Djibouti 248
146  Myanmar 250
147  Gabon 252
148  Comoros 273
149  Mozambique 289
150  Sudan 295
151  Equatorial Guinea 301
152  Ghana 308
153  Senegal 315
154  Burkina Faso 320
155  Madagascar 335
156  Kenya 342
157  Malawi 349
158  Uganda 375
159  Republic of the Congo 378
160  Togo 396
161  Benin 397
162  Ethiopia 401
163  Eswatini (Swaziland) 437
164  Zimbabwe 458
165  Democratic Republic of the Congo 473
166  Haiti 480
 Eritrea 480
168  Niger 509
169  Tanzania 524
170  Cameroon 529
171  Lesotho 544
172  Burundi 548
173  Mali 562
174  Guinea 576
175  Gambia 597
176  Ivory Coast 617
177  Afghanistan 638
178  Liberia 661
179  Guinea-Bissau 667
180  Mauritania 766
181  Somalia 829
 Central African Republic 829
183  Nigeria 917
184  Sierra Leone 1,120
185  Chad 1,140
186  South Sudan 1,150
World 211

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Maternal mortality ratio". Our World in Data. Retrieved 16 February 2020.
  2. ^ "Maternal mortality ratio (modeled estimate, per 100,000 live births) | Data". Retrieved 2018-06-27. Scroll down for country list.
  3. ^ https://www.who.int/gho/maternal_health/countries/usa.pdf?ua=1[bare URL]
  4. ^ "Maternal health". www.unicef.org. Retrieved 2021-05-24.
  5. ^ "Maternal mortality decreased to 186 deaths per 100,000 live births". UNFPA Pakistan. 2020-08-21. Retrieved 2021-05-24.