Country Comparison > Maternal mortality rate

RankCountryMaternal mortality rate (deaths/100,000 live births)
1Chad1,100
2Somalia1,000
3Sierra Leone890
4Central African Republic890
5Burundi800
6Guinea-Bissau790
7Liberia770
8Sudan730
9Cameroon690
10Nigeria630
11Lesotho620
12Guinea610
13Niger590
14Zimbabwe570
15Congo, Republic of the560
16Congo, Democratic Republic of the540
17Mali540
18Mauritania510
19Mozambique490
20Laos470
21Malawi460
22Afghanistan460
23Tanzania460
24Angola450
25Zambia440
26Cote d'Ivoire400
27Senegal370
28Kenya360
29Gambia, The360
30Ethiopia350
31Ghana350
32Benin350
33Haiti350
34Rwanda340
35Swaziland320
36Uganda310
37Burkina Faso300
38Togo300
39East Timor300
40South Africa300
41Guyana280
42Comoros280
43Pakistan260
44Cambodia250
45Bangladesh240
46Equatorial Guinea240
47Eritrea240
48Madagascar240
49Papua New Guinea230
50Gabon230
51Indonesia220
52India200
53Djibouti200
54Burma200
55Yemen200
56Namibia200
57Belarus190
58Bolivia180
59Bhutan180
60Nepal170
61Botswana160
62Dominica150
63Dominican Republic150
64Suriname130
65Guatemala120
66Ecuador110
67Vanuatu110
68Jamaica110
69Tonga110
70Samoa100
71Honduras100
72Morocco100
73Micronesia, Federated States of100
74Philippines99
75Paraguay99
76Algeria97
77Nicaragua95
78Solomon Islands93
79Colombia92
80Panama92
81Venezuela92
82Korea, North81
83El Salvador81
84Cape Verde79
85Argentina77
86Cuba73
87Kyrgyzstan71
88Sao Tome and Principe70
89Syria70
90Turkmenistan67
91Peru67
92Georgia67
93Egypt66
94Tajikistan65
95West Bank64
96Gaza Strip64
97Mongolia63
98Jordan63
99Iraq63
100Mauritius60
101Maldives60
102Vietnam59
103Libya58
104Brazil56
105Tunisia56
106Belize53
107Barbados51
108Kazakhstan51
109Mexico50
110Thailand48
111Saint Vincent and the Grenadines48
112Bahamas, The47
113Trinidad and Tobago46
114Azerbaijan43
115Moldova41
116Costa Rica40
117China37
118Sri Lanka35
119Saint Lucia35
120Russia34
121Latvia34
122Oman32
123Ukraine32
124Armenia30
125Malaysia29
126Uruguay29
127Uzbekistan28
128Romania27
129Albania27
130Fiji26
131Chile25
132Lebanon25
133Brunei24
134Grenada24
135Saudi Arabia24
136United States21
137Hungary21
138Iran21
139Luxembourg20
140Puerto Rico20
141Bahrain20
142Turkey20
143Croatia17
144Korea, South16
145New Zealand15
146Kuwait14
147Serbia12
148Canada12
149Denmark12
150United Kingdom12
151Slovenia12
152United Arab Emirates12
153Bulgaria11
154Macedonia10
155Kiribati9
156Lithuania8
157Montenegro8
158Malta8
159Portugal8
160Belgium8
161Bosnia and Herzegovina8
162France8
163Switzerland8
164Germany7
165Australia7
166Norway7
167Qatar7
168Israel7
169Slovakia6
170Netherlands6
171Ireland6
172Spain6
173Czech Republic5
174Finland5
175Poland5
176Iceland5
177Japan5
178Italy4
179Austria4
180Sweden4
181Singapore3
182Greece3
183Estonia2

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.

Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2012

See also: Maternal mortality rate map

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