Country Comparison > Maternal mortality rate

RankCountryMaternal mortality rate (deaths/100,000 live births)
1Sierra Leone1,360
2Central African Republic882
3Chad856
4Nigeria814
5South Sudan789
6Somalia732
7Liberia725
8Burundi712
9Gambia, The706
10Congo, Democratic Republic of the693
11Guinea679
12Cote d'Ivoire645
13Malawi634
14Mauritania602
15Cameroon596
16Mali587
17Niger553
18Guinea-Bissau549
19Kenya510
20Eritrea501
21Mozambique489
22Lesotho487
23Angola477
24Zimbabwe443
25Congo, Republic of the442
26Benin405
27Tanzania398
28Afghanistan396
29Swaziland389
30Yemen385
31Burkina Faso371
32Togo368
33Haiti359
34Ethiopia353
35Madagascar353
36Uganda343
37Equatorial Guinea342
38Comoros335
39Ghana319
40Senegal315
41Sudan311
42Gabon291
43Rwanda290
44Namibia265
45Nepal258
46Guyana229
47Djibouti229
48Zambia224
49East Timor215
50Papua New Guinea215
51Bolivia206
52Laos197
53Pakistan178
54Burma178
55Bangladesh176
56India174
57Cambodia161
58Sao Tome and Principe156
59Suriname155
60Nicaragua150
61Bhutan148
62Algeria140
63South Africa138
64Paraguay132
65Botswana129
66Honduras129
67Indonesia126
68Tonga124
69Morocco121
70Philippines114
71Solomon Islands114
72Micronesia, Federated States of100
73Venezuela95
74Panama94
75Dominican Republic92
76Kiribati90
77Jamaica89
78Guatemala88
79Korea, North82
80Bahamas, The80
81Vanuatu78
82Kyrgyzstan76
83Maldives68
84Peru68
85Syria68
86Ecuador64
87Colombia64
88Trinidad and Tobago63
89Tunisia62
90Jordan58
91El Salvador54
92Vietnam54
93Mauritius53
94Argentina52
95Samoa51
96Iraq50
97Saint Lucia48
98Saint Vincent and the Grenadines45
99Mongolia44
100Brazil44
101Cape Verde42
102Turkmenistan42
103Malaysia40
104Cuba39
105Mexico38
106Georgia36
107Uzbekistan36
108Egypt33
109Tajikistan32
110Romania31
111Fiji30
112Sri Lanka30
113Albania29
114Belize28
115Barbados27
116China27
117Grenada27
118Costa Rica25
119Armenia25
120Azerbaijan25
121Russia25
122Iran25
123Ukraine24
124Moldova23
125Brunei23
126Chile22
127Thailand20
128Latvia18
129Hungary17
130Serbia17
131Oman17
132Turkey16
133Uruguay15
134Lebanon15
135Bahrain15
136Puerto Rico14
137United States14
138Qatar13
139Saudi Arabia12
140Kazakhstan12
141Korea, South11
142New Zealand11
143Bosnia and Herzegovina11
144Bulgaria11
145Portugal10
146Lithuania10
147Luxembourg10
148Singapore10
149Slovenia9
150United Kingdom9
151Libya9
152Malta9
153Estonia9
154Ireland8
155France8
156Croatia8
157Macedonia8
158Netherlands7
159Montenegro7
160Canada7
161Belgium7
162Australia6
163Germany6
164Denmark6
165Slovakia6
166United Arab Emirates6
167Switzerland5
168Spain5
169Japan5
170Israel5
171Norway5
172Italy4
173Kuwait4
174Czech Republic4
175Austria4
176Belarus4
177Sweden4
178Finland3
179Greece3
180Iceland3
181Poland3

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, 2018

See also: Maternal mortality rate map

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