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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Countries by maternal mortality ratio in the year 2017 (most-recent year of data available, as of September 2020). All data is from the World Bank.[2]

Rank Country Maternal mortality ratio
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
43  South Korea 11
44  Serbia 12
 Hungary 12
 Kuwait 12
47  Chile 13
48  Bahrain 14
49  Albania 15
50  Iran 16
51  Russia 17
 Uruguay 17
 Tajikistan 17
 Turkey 17
 Saudi Arabia 17
56  Romania 19
 Oman 19
 Moldova 19
 United States 19[3]
 Latvia 19
 Ukraine 19
62  Puerto Rico (US) 21
63  Georgia 25
 Grenada 25
65  Azerbaijan 26
 Armenia 26
67  Barbados 27
 Palestine 27
 Costa Rica 27
70  Uzbekistan 29
 Malaysia 29
 China 29
 Lebanon 29
75  Brunei 31
 Syria 31
77  Mexico 33
78  Fiji 34
79  Belize 36
 Cuba 36
 Sri Lanka 36
82  Egypt 37
 Thailand 37
84  Argentina 39
85  Antigua and Barbuda 42
86  Samoa 43
 Vietnam 43
 Tunisia 43
89  Mongolia 45
90  El Salvador 46
 Jordan 46
92  Tonga 52
 Panama 52
94  Maldives 53
 Seychelles 53
96  Cape Verde 58
97  Ecuador 59
98  Brazil 60
 Kyrgyzstan 60
100  Mauritius 61
101  Honduras 65
102  Trinidad and Tobago 67
103  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 68
104  Bahamas 70
 Morocco 70
106  Vanuatu 72
 Libya 72
108  Iraq 79
109  Jamaica 80
110  Colombia 83
111  Peru 88
 Federated States of Micronesia 88
113  North Korea 89
114  Kiribati 92
115  Guatemala 95
 Dominican Republic 95
117  Nicaragua 98
118  Solomon Islands 104
119  Algeria 112
120  Saint Lucia 117
121  South Africa 119
122  Suriname 120
123  Philippines 121
124  Venezuela 125
125  Paraguay 129
126  São Tomé and Príncipe 130
127  Pakistan 140
128  Timor-Leste 142
129  Botswana 144
130  Papua New Guinea 145
 India 145
132  Bolivia 155
133  Cambodia 160
134  Yemen 164
135  Guyana 169
136  Bangladesh 173
137  Indonesia 177
138  Bhutan 183
139  Laos 185
140    Nepal 186
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. ^ a b "Maternal mortality ratio (modeled estimate, per 100,000 live births) | Data". Retrieved 2018-06-27.
  3. ^ https://www.who.int/gho/maternal_health/countries/usa.pdf?ua=1