Country Comparison > Maternal mortality rate

RankCountryMaternal mortality rate (deaths/100,000 live births)
1South Sudan1,150
2Chad1,140
3Sierra Leone1,120
4Nigeria917
5Central African Republic829
6Somalia829
7Mauritania766
8Guinea-Bissau667
9Guyana667
10Liberia661
11Afghanistan638
12Cote d'Ivoire617
13Gambia, The597
14Guinea576
15Mali562
16Burundi548
17Lesotho544
18Cameroon529
19Tanzania524
20Niger509
21Haiti480
22Eritrea480
23Congo, Democratic Republic of the473
24Zimbabwe458
25Swaziland437
26Ethiopia401
27Benin397
28Togo396
29Congo, Republic of the378
30Uganda375
31Malawi349
32Kenya342
33Madagascar335
34Burkina Faso320
35Senegal315
36Ghana308
37Equatorial Guinea301
38Sudan295
39Mozambique289
40Comoros273
41Gabon252
42Burma250
43Djibouti248
44Rwanda248
45Angola241
46Zambia213
47Nicaragua198
48Namibia195
49Nepal186
50Laos185
51Bhutan183
52Indonesia177
53Bangladesh173
54Yemen164
55Cambodia160
56Bolivia155
57India145
58Papua New Guinea145
59Botswana144
60East Timor142
61Pakistan140
62Sao Tome and Principe130
63Venezuela125
64Philippines121
65Suriname120
66South Africa119
67Saint Lucia117
68Algeria112
69Solomon Islands104
70Saint Vincent and the Grenadines98
71Dominican Republic95
72Guatemala95
73Kiribati92
74Korea, North89
75Peru88
76Micronesia, Federated States of88
77Paraguay84
78Colombia83
79Jamaica80
80Iraq79
81Libya72
82Vanuatu72
83Morocco70
84Bahamas, The70
85Trinidad and Tobago67
86Honduras65
87Mauritius61
88Kyrgyzstan60
89Brazil60
90Ecuador59
91Cape Verde58
92Maldives53
93Panama52
94Tonga52
95Jordan46
96El Salvador46
97Mongolia45
98Vietnam43
99Tunisia43
100Samoa43
101Argentina39
102Egypt37
103Thailand37
104Cuba36
105Belize36
106Sri Lanka36
107Fiji34
108Mexico33
109Brunei31
110Syria31
111Uzbekistan29
112China29
113Malaysia29
114Lebanon29
115Barbados27
116Gaza Strip27
117Costa Rica27
118West Bank27
119Armenia26
120Azerbaijan26
121Grenada25
122Georgia25
123Puerto Rico21
124Romania19
125Oman19
126Latvia19
127Moldova19
128Ukraine19
129United States19
130Turkey17
131Uruguay17
132Tajikistan17
133Saudi Arabia17
134Russia17
135Iran16
136Albania15
137Bahrain14
138Chile13
139Hungary12
140Kuwait12
141Serbia12
142Korea, South11
143Kazakhstan10
144Canada10
145Bulgaria10
146Bosnia and Herzegovina10
147Estonia9
148Qatar9
149New Zealand9
150Portugal8
151Croatia8
152France8
153Singapore8
154Slovenia7
155Turkmenistan7
156United Kingdom7
157Germany7
158Macedonia7
159Malta6
160Montenegro6
161Australia6
162Austria5
163Belgium5
164Ireland5
165Luxembourg5
166Slovakia5
167Lithuania5
168Japan5
169Netherlands5
170Switzerland5
171Sweden4
172Spain4
173Iceland4
174Denmark4
175Greece3
176Czech Republic3
177Finland3
178Israel3
179United Arab Emirates3
180Italy2
181Norway2
182Poland2
183Belarus2

Definition: The maternal mortality ratio (MMRatio) 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 MMRatio 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, 2019

See also: Maternal mortality rate map

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