Number of maternal deaths

Definition: A maternal death refers to 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.

Description: The map below shows how Number of maternal deaths varies by country. The shade of the country corresponds to the magnitude of the indicator. The darker the shade, the higher the value. The country with the highest value in the world is Nigeria, with a value of 58,000.00. The country with the lowest value in the world is Malta, with a value of 0.00.

Source: WHO, UNICEF, UNFPA, World Bank Group, and the United Nations Population Division. Trends in Maternal Mortality: 1990 to 2015. Geneva, World Health Organization, 2015

See also: Country ranking, Time series comparison

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Aggregation method: Sum

Periodicity: Annual