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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.

Description: The map displayed here shows how Maternal mortality rate varies by country. The shade of the country corresponds to the magnitude of the indicator. The darker the shade, the higher the value.

Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2018

See also: Maternal mortality rate bar chart


CountryMaternal mortality rate (deaths/100,000 live births)Year
Sierra Leone1,3602015
Central African Republic8822015
Gambia, The7062015
Congo, Democratic Republic of the6932015