Thematic Map > Maternal mortality rate - South America

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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.

Description: The map displayed here shows how Maternal mortality rate varies by country. The shade of the country corresponds to the magnitude of the indicator. The darker the shade, the higher the value.

Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2014

See also: Maternal mortality rate bar chart

 

Country NameMaternal mortality rate (deaths/100,000 live births)Year of Estimate
Guyana2802010
Bolivia1902008
Suriname1302010
Ecuador1102010
Paraguay992010
Colombia922010
Venezuela922010
Argentina772010
Peru672010
Brazil562010
Uruguay292010
Chile252010