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) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects: 2019 Revision. (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 459.15 2017
2 Sierra Leone 383.44 2017
3 Central African Republic 364.48 2017
4 Côte d'Ivoire 364.36 2017
5 Eswatini 350.24 2017
6 Chad 335.38 2017
7 Nigeria 328.41 2017
8 Cameroon 317.37 2017
9 Equatorial Guinea 313.35 2017
10 Zimbabwe 300.10 2017
11 Mozambique 273.26 2017
12 Somalia 272.31 2017
13 Uganda 263.68 2017
14 South Africa 258.47 2017
15 Burundi 257.34 2017
16 Mali 248.76 2017
17 Togo 248.35 2017
18 Namibia 241.97 2017
19 Guinea-Bissau 237.37 2017
20 Zambia 236.93 2017
21 Guinea 236.61 2017
22 Burkina Faso 232.74 2017
23 Congo 229.78 2017
24 The Gambia 228.39 2017
25 Dem. Rep. Congo 227.39 2017
26 Niger 226.83 2017
27 Djibouti 223.56 2017
28 Malawi 217.76 2017
29 Ghana 217.60 2017
30 Benin 214.23 2017
31 Liberia 209.84 2017
32 Eritrea 206.70 2017
33 Haiti 206.60 2017
34 Gabon 204.51 2017
35 Angola 199.98 2017
36 Bhutan 199.13 2017
37 Afghanistan 198.18 2017
38 Comoros 196.76 2017
39 Yemen 192.89 2017
40 Sudan 189.48 2017
41 Papua New Guinea 189.16 2017
42 Ethiopia 188.54 2017
43 Tanzania 186.44 2017
44 Madagascar 183.72 2017
45 Greenland 179.57 2001
46 Mauritania 177.80 2017
47 Kenya 174.38 2017
48 Guyana 167.34 2017
49 Lao PDR 165.61 2017
50 Rwanda 164.76 2017
51 Botswana 163.44 2017
52 Myanmar 161.56 2017
53 São Tomé and Principe 160.77 2017
54 Kiribati 152.58 2017
55 St. Kitts and Nevis 148.00 2000
56 Senegal 147.37 2017
57 Bolivia 146.07 2017
58 Indonesia 141.21 2017
59 Pakistan 138.95 2017
60 India 136.20 2017
61 Cambodia 134.55 2017
62 Philippines 133.88 2017
63 Fiji 133.37 2017
64 Turkmenistan 129.36 2017
65 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 125.86 2017
66 Iraq 125.67 2017
67 Nepal 125.15 2017
68 Mongolia 124.95 2017
69 Paraguay 123.76 2017
70 Belize 123.55 2017
71 Solomon Islands 121.59 2017
72 Russia 120.34 2014
73 Trinidad and Tobago 119.51 2017
74 Timor-Leste 118.98 2017
75 Honduras 117.40 2017
76 Dominican Republic 116.77 2017
77 The Bahamas 116.32 2017
78 Suriname 116.16 2017
79 Ukraine 111.28 2013
80 Guatemala 110.08 2017
81 Egypt 106.83 2017
82 St. Lucia 105.01 2017
83 Dominica 105.00 2000
84 Antigua and Barbuda 104.39 2017
85 Bangladesh 103.84 2017
86 Tajikistan 102.06 2017
87 Uzbekistan 101.85 2017
88 Nicaragua 101.39 2017
89 Vanuatu 101.03 2017
90 El Salvador 99.74 2017
91 Seychelles 98.39 2017
92 Jamaica 98.18 2017
93 Tonga 98.14 2017
94 Cabo Verde 98.03 2017
95 Dem. People's Rep. Korea 97.12 2017
96 Moldova 96.54 2017
97 Kazakhstan 95.44 2017
98 Grenada 95.29 2017
99 Kyrgyz Republic 95.04 2017
100 Libya 94.98 2017
101 Mauritius 94.43 2017
102 Brazil 92.31 2017
103 Peru 91.99 2017
104 Thailand 91.15 2017
105 Jordan 90.20 2017
106 Azerbaijan 89.88 2017
107 Bulgaria 88.31 2010
108 Venezuela 88.07 2017
109 Colombia 87.21 2017
110 Latvia 85.37 2017
111 Ecuador 83.55 2017
112 Malaysia 82.73 2017
113 Belarus 82.56 2016
114 United States 81.93 2016
115 Algeria 81.79 2017
116 Hungary 80.59 2017
117 Argentina 80.28 2017
118 Samoa 79.20 2017
119 Lithuania 78.82 2017
120 Georgia 78.10 2017
121 Mexico 77.83 2017
122 Panama 77.65 2017
123 Syrian Arab Republic 76.65 2017
124 Saudi Arabia 76.08 2017
125 Serbia 75.78 2017
126 Uruguay 75.03 2017
127 Romania 74.13 2017
128 Armenia 73.18 2017
129 Barbados 72.18 2017
130 Brunei 71.00 2017
131 Cuba 69.26 2017
132 Turkey 68.73 2017
133 Tunisia 68.39 2017
134 Montenegro 66.92 2017
135 Oman 66.49 2017
136 North Macedonia 65.81 2017
137 Chile 65.37 2017
138 Vietnam 64.97 2017
139 Puerto Rico 63.78 2017
140 Morocco 63.36 2017
141 Slovak Republic 63.29 2014
142 Bosnia and Herzegovina 62.81 2017
143 Poland 61.84 2016
144 China 61.09 2017
145 Iran 59.42 2017
146 Costa Rica 57.94 2017
147 New Caledonia 57.67 2017
148 Bahrain 57.20 2017
149 Sri Lanka 56.82 2017
150 Estonia 56.08 2017
151 United Kingdom 55.36 2016
152 United Arab Emirates 54.93 2017
153 Belgium 53.93 2015
154 Czech Republic 53.28 2016
155 New Zealand 52.51 2013
156 Canada 52.24 2011
157 Denmark 51.65 2016
158 Netherlands 51.05 2016
159 Croatia 50.51 2017
160 Germany 50.17 2015
161 Albania 49.88 2017
162 Lebanon 48.58 2017
163 France 48.23 2016
164 Ireland 47.11 2014
165 Qatar 45.76 2017
166 Australia 44.75 2014
167 Slovenia 43.96 2014
168 Norway 43.49 2014
169 Finland 43.26 2015
170 Greece 43.21 2017
171 Portugal 42.44 2015
172 Austria 41.78 2017
173 Kuwait 41.76 2017
174 Sweden 39.67 2016
175 Israel 39.64 2016
176 Luxembourg 38.40 2014
177 Iceland 38.18 2016
178 Spain 37.54 2016
179 Italy 37.25 2014
180 Japan 36.94 2016
181 Switzerland 35.90 2016
182 Malta 35.53 2017
183 Singapore 35.43 2017
184 Hong Kong SAR, China 33.58 2017
185 Cyprus 33.39 2017
186 Korea 32.92 2017
187 Macao SAR, China 24.82 2017

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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