Belgium - Maternal mortality

Number of maternal deaths

Number of maternal deaths in Belgium was 9.00 as of 2015. Its highest value over the past 25 years was 11.00 in 1998, while its lowest value was 9.00 in 2003.

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.

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

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Year Value
1990 10.00
1991 10.00
1992 11.00
1993 11.00
1994 11.00
1995 11.00
1996 11.00
1997 11.00
1998 11.00
1999 10.00
2000 10.00
2001 10.00
2002 10.00
2003 9.00
2004 9.00
2005 9.00
2006 9.00
2007 10.00
2008 10.00
2009 10.00
2010 10.00
2011 10.00
2012 9.00
2013 9.00
2014 9.00
2015 9.00

Lifetime risk of maternal death (1 in: rate varies by country)

The value for Lifetime risk of maternal death (1 in: rate varies by country) in Belgium was 8,000 as of 2015. As the graph below shows, over the past 25 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 8,400 in 2012 and a minimum value of 6,400 in 1995.

Definition: Life time risk of maternal death is the probability that a 15-year-old female will die eventually from a maternal cause assuming that current levels of fertility and mortality (including maternal mortality) do not change in the future, taking into account competing causes of death.

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

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Year Value
1990 6,900
1991 7,000
1992 6,800
1993 6,800
1994 6,600
1995 6,400
1996 6,400
1997 6,700
1998 6,600
1999 6,900
2000 6,800
2001 7,100
2002 7,400
2003 7,700
2004 7,900
2005 7,800
2006 7,800
2007 7,400
2008 7,500
2009 7,400
2010 7,400
2011 7,400
2012 8,400
2013 7,700
2014 7,800
2015 8,000

Lifetime risk of maternal death (%)

Lifetime risk of maternal death (%) in Belgium was 0.013 as of 2015. Its highest value over the past 25 years was 0.016 in 1995, while its lowest value was 0.012 in 2012.

Definition: Life time risk of maternal death is the probability that a 15-year-old female will die eventually from a maternal cause assuming that current levels of fertility and mortality (including maternal mortality) do not change in the future, taking into account competing causes of death.

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:

Year Value
1990 0.014
1991 0.014
1992 0.015
1993 0.015
1994 0.015
1995 0.016
1996 0.016
1997 0.015
1998 0.015
1999 0.015
2000 0.015
2001 0.014
2002 0.014
2003 0.013
2004 0.013
2005 0.013
2006 0.013
2007 0.014
2008 0.013
2009 0.013
2010 0.013
2011 0.013
2012 0.012
2013 0.013
2014 0.013
2015 0.013

Classification

Topic: Health Indicators

Sub-Topic: Reproductive health