Country Comparison > Maternal mortality rate > TOP 100

RankCountryMaternal mortality rate (deaths/100,000 live births)
1South Sudan1,150
2Chad1,140
3Sierra Leone1,120
4Nigeria917
5Central African Republic829
6Somalia829
7Mauritania766
8Guyana667
9Guinea-Bissau667
10Liberia661
11Afghanistan638
12Gambia, The597
13Guinea576
14Mali562
15Burundi548
16Lesotho544
17Cameroon529
18Tanzania524
19Niger509
20Haiti480
21Eritrea480
22Congo, Democratic Republic of the473
23Zimbabwe458
24Swaziland437
25Ethiopia401
26Benin397
27Togo396
28Congo, Republic of the378
29Uganda375
30Malawi349
31Kenya342
32Madagascar335
33Burkina Faso320
34Senegal315
35Ghana308
36Equatorial Guinea301
37Sudan295
38Mozambique289
39Comoros273
40Gabon252
41Burma250
42Djibouti248
43Rwanda248
44Angola241
45Zambia213
46Nicaragua198
47Namibia195
48Nepal186
49Laos185
50Bhutan183
51Indonesia177
52Bangladesh173
53Yemen164
54Cambodia160
55Bolivia155
56India145
57Papua New Guinea145
58Botswana144
59East Timor142
60Pakistan140
61Sao Tome and Principe130
62Venezuela125
63Philippines121
64Suriname120
65South Africa119
66Saint Lucia117
67Algeria112
68Solomon Islands104
69Saint Vincent and the Grenadines98
70Dominican Republic95
71Guatemala95
72Kiribati92
73Korea, North89
74Micronesia, Federated States of88
75Peru88
76Paraguay84
77Colombia83
78Jamaica80
79Iraq79
80Libya72
81Vanuatu72
82Bahamas, The70
83Morocco70
84Trinidad and Tobago67
85Honduras65
86Mauritius61
87Kyrgyzstan60
88Brazil60
89Ecuador59
90Cape Verde58
91Maldives53
92Panama52
93Tonga52
94Jordan46
95El Salvador46
96Mongolia45
97Tunisia43
98Vietnam43
99Samoa43
100Argentina39

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, 2020

See also: Maternal mortality rate map

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