Mortality rate, adult, female (per 1,000 female adults) - Country Ranking

Definition: Adult mortality rate, female, is the probability of dying between the ages of 15 and 60--that is, the probability of a 15-year-old female dying before reaching age 60, if subject to age-specific mortality rates of the specified year between those ages.

Source: (1) The United Nations Population Division's World Population Prospects. (2) University of California, Berkeley, and Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research. The Human Mortality Database.

See also: Thematic map, Time series comparison

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Rank Country Value Year
1 Lesotho 466.44 2015
2 Central African Republic 395.43 2015
3 Sierra Leone 392.95 2015
4 Côte d'Ivoire 377.06 2015
5 Swaziland 362.13 2015
6 Chad 341.54 2015
7 Zimbabwe 339.49 2015
8 Nigeria 337.66 2015
9 Cameroon 324.62 2015
10 Equatorial Guinea 308.71 2015
11 Mozambique 297.02 2015
12 South Africa 289.03 2015
13 Somalia 279.89 2015
14 Uganda 271.84 2015
15 Namibia 270.43 2015
16 Burundi 265.21 2015
17 Mali 258.06 2015
18 Togo 255.42 2015
19 Zambia 255.31 2015
20 Guinea 249.97 2015
21 Guinea-Bissau 244.50 2015
22 Congo 244.48 2015
23 Burkina Faso 242.49 2015
24 Malawi 238.15 2015
25 Dem. Rep. Congo 235.69 2015
26 Niger 234.91 2015
27 The Gambia 234.24 2015
28 Djibouti 228.31 2015
29 Ghana 224.96 2015
30 Liberia 221.51 2015
31 Benin 219.59 2015
32 Gabon 219.39 2015
33 Eritrea 218.95 2015
34 Haiti 212.63 2015
35 Tanzania 211.16 2015
36 Bhutan 209.35 2015
37 Afghanistan 206.75 2015
38 Angola 206.22 2015
39 Comoros 201.95 2015
40 Ethiopia 198.69 2015
41 Yemen 198.07 2015
42 Botswana 194.63 2015
43 Sudan 194.43 2015
44 Madagascar 193.34 2015
45 Papua New Guinea 192.94 2015
46 Kenya 183.13 2015
47 Mauritania 181.08 2015
48 Greenland 179.57 2001
49 Rwanda 176.46 2015
50 Lao PDR 173.59 2015
51 Guyana 170.68 2015
52 Myanmar 165.19 2015
53 São Tomé and Principe 163.65 2015
54 Kiribati 156.93 2015
55 Senegal 155.62 2015
56 Bolivia 152.31 2015
57 St. Kitts and Nevis 148.00 2000
58 Indonesia 145.66 2015
59 Cambodia 142.84 2015
60 Pakistan 141.74 2015
61 India 141.25 2015
62 Philippines 137.42 2015
63 Fiji 137.37 2015
64 Nepal 133.89 2015
65 Turkmenistan 131.96 2015
66 Iraq 129.80 2015
67 Mongolia 129.49 2015
68 Solomon Islands 128.83 2015
69 Belize 128.64 2015
70 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 128.26 2015
71 Paraguay 125.32 2015
72 Timor-Leste 124.93 2015
73 Trinidad and Tobago 122.11 2015
74 Russia 120.43 2014
75 Honduras 120.10 2015
76 Kazakhstan 119.63 2015
77 Dominican Republic 119.21 2015
78 Suriname 119.20 2015
79 The Bahamas 118.76 2015
80 Guatemala 113.67 2015
81 Ukraine 111.32 2013
82 Egypt 111.02 2015
83 Bangladesh 109.47 2015
84 Kyrgyz Republic 109.36 2015
85 St. Lucia 107.80 2015
86 Antigua and Barbuda 107.00 2015
87 Vanuatu 105.68 2015
88 Dominica 105.00 2000
89 Tajikistan 104.84 2015
90 Nicaragua 104.72 2015
91 El Salvador 103.00 2015
92 Uzbekistan 102.61 2015
93 Cabo Verde 102.45 2015
94 Tonga 100.94 2015
95 Dem. People's Rep. Korea 100.54 2015
96 Jamaica 100.03 2015
97 Moldova 98.79 2015
98 Grenada 97.55 2015
99 Libya 97.27 2015
100 Brazil 95.10 2015
101 Peru 94.74 2015
102 Latvia 94.23 2013
103 Thailand 93.76 2015
104 Mauritius 93.74 2015
105 Jordan 92.48 2015
106 Lithuania 91.62 2013
107 Seychelles 90.34 2015
108 Belarus 90.02 2014
109 Venezuela 90.00 2015
110 Colombia 89.30 2015
111 Bulgaria 88.26 2010
112 Ecuador 86.03 2015
113 Azerbaijan 85.62 2015
114 Malaysia 85.21 2015
115 Algeria 84.44 2015
116 Hungary 83.87 2014
117 Samoa 82.90 2015
118 Syrian Arab Republic 81.53 2015
119 Romania 80.29 2015
120 Mexico 79.74 2015
121 Panama 79.45 2015
122 United States 79.30 2014
123 Georgia 78.85 2015
124 Saudi Arabia 78.45 2015
125 Serbia 77.77 2015
126 Uruguay 76.36 2015
127 Armenia 75.16 2015
128 Argentina 74.55 2015
129 Barbados 74.17 2015
130 Sri Lanka 74.05 2015
131 Brunei 73.06 2015
132 Turkey 71.53 2015
133 Cuba 70.92 2015
134 Tunisia 70.65 2015
135 Oman 68.92 2015
136 China 68.05 2015
137 Macedonia 67.94 2015
138 Chile 67.18 2015
139 Estonia 67.08 2013
140 Vietnam 66.44 2015
141 Morocco 66.03 2015
142 Montenegro 66.00 2015
143 Bosnia and Herzegovina 64.79 2015
144 Poland 64.37 2014
145 Slovak Republic 63.29 2014
146 Iran 62.01 2015
147 New Caledonia 59.91 2015
148 Costa Rica 59.54 2015
149 Bahrain 58.90 2015
150 Kuwait 57.47 2015
151 United Arab Emirates 56.64 2015
152 Croatia 56.19 2015
153 Puerto Rico 54.44 2015
154 Belgium 53.91 2015
155 United Kingdom 53.89 2013
156 Netherlands 53.79 2012
157 Czech Republic 53.39 2014
158 New Zealand 52.52 2013
159 Canada 52.23 2011
160 Denmark 51.79 2014
161 Germany 51.72 2013
162 Albania 51.04 2015
163 Finland 50.57 2012
164 Lebanon 50.41 2015
165 France 49.41 2014
166 Ireland 47.11 2014
167 Portugal 46.98 2012
168 Qatar 46.91 2015
169 Australia 46.08 2011
170 Austria 46.01 2014
171 Slovenia 43.97 2014
172 Norway 43.50 2014
173 Sweden 42.59 2014
174 Greece 42.08 2015
175 Israel 40.98 2014
176 Malta 40.40 2015
177 Italy 40.15 2012
178 Singapore 39.14 2015
179 Iceland 38.88 2013
180 Japan 38.75 2014
181 Spain 38.48 2014
182 Luxembourg 38.43 2014
183 Korea 37.94 2015
184 Switzerland 36.84 2014
185 Hong Kong SAR, China 36.07 2015
186 Cyprus 34.32 2015
187 Macao SAR, China 25.66 2015

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Development Relevance: Mortality rates for different age groups (infants, children, and adults) and overall mortality indicators (life expectancy at birth or survival to a given age) are important indicators of health status in a country. Because data on the incidence and prevalence of diseases are frequently unavailable, mortality rates are often used to identify vulnerable populations. And they are among the indicators most frequently used to compare socioeconomic development across countries.

Limitations and Exceptions: Data from United Nations Population Division's World Populaton Prospects are originally 5-year period data and the presented are linearly interpolated by the World Bank for annual series. Therefore they may not reflect real events as much as observed data.

Statistical Concept and Methodology: The main sources of mortality data are vital registration systems and direct or indirect estimates based on sample surveys or censuses. A "complete" vital registration system - covering at least 90 percent of vital events in the population - is the best source of age-specific mortality data. Where reliable age-specific mortality data are available, life tables can be constructed from age-specific mortality data, and adult mortality rates can be calculated from life tables.

Aggregation method: Weighted average

Periodicity: Annual