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Maternal mortality rate

Maternal mortality rate

The maternal mortality rate (MMR) 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 MMR 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.

RankCountry(deaths/100,000 live births)Date of Information
1South Sudan2,054.002006
2Chad1,100.002010
3Somalia1,000.002010
4Sierra Leone890.002010
5Central African Republic890.002010
6Burundi800.002010
7Guinea-Bissau790.002010
8Liberia770.002010
9Sudan730.002010
10Cameroon690.002010
11Nigeria630.002010
12Lesotho620.002010
13Guinea610.002010
14Niger590.002010
15Zimbabwe570.002010
16Congo, Republic of the560.002010
17Mali540.002010
18Congo, Democratic Republic of the540.002010
19Mauritania510.002010
20Mozambique490.002010
21Laos470.002010
22Tanzania460.002010
23Afghanistan460.002010
24Malawi460.002010
25Angola450.002010
26Zambia440.002010
27Cote d'Ivoire400.002010
28Senegal370.002010
29Gambia, The360.002010
30Kenya360.002010
31Ghana350.002010
32Ethiopia350.002010
33Benin350.002010
34Haiti350.002010
35Rwanda340.002010
36Swaziland320.002010
37Uganda310.002010
38Burkina Faso300.002010
39South Africa300.002010
40Togo300.002010
41Timor-Leste300.002010
42Guyana280.002010
43Comoros280.002010
44Pakistan260.002010
45Cambodia250.002010
46Madagascar240.002010
47Eritrea240.002010
48Bangladesh240.002010
49Equatorial Guinea240.002010
50Papua New Guinea230.002010
51Gabon230.002010
52Indonesia220.002010
53Burma200.002010
54Djibouti200.002010
55Namibia200.002010
56India200.002010
57Yemen200.002010
58Belarus190.002010
59Bhutan180.002010
60Bolivia180.002008
61Nepal170.002010
62Botswana160.002010
63Dominican Republic150.002010
64Suriname130.002010
65Guatemala120.002010
66Vanuatu110.002010
67Ecuador110.002010
68Tonga110.002010
69Jamaica110.002010
70Samoa100.002010
71Morocco100.002010
72Honduras100.002010
73Micronesia, Federated States of100.002010
74Paraguay99.002010
75Philippines99.002010
76Algeria97.002010
77Nicaragua95.002010
78Solomon Islands93.002010
79Panama92.002010
80Venezuela92.002010
81Colombia92.002010
82El Salvador81.002010
83Korea, North81.002010
84Cape Verde79.002010
85Argentina77.002010
86Cuba73.002010
87Kyrgyzstan71.002010
88Syria70.002010
89Sao Tome and Principe70.002010
90Turkmenistan67.002010
91Peru67.002010
92Georgia67.002010
93Egypt66.002010
94Tajikistan65.002010
95Gaza Strip64.002010
96West Bank64.002010
97Mongolia63.002010
98Jordan63.002010
99Iraq63.002010
100Mauritius60.002010
101Maldives60.002010
102Vietnam59.002010
103Libya58.002010
104Brazil56.002010
105Tunisia56.002010
106Belize53.002010
107Barbados51.002010
108Kazakhstan51.002010
109Mexico50.002010
110Saint Vincent and the Grenadines48.002010
111Thailand48.002010
112Bahamas, The47.002010
113Trinidad and Tobago46.002010
114Azerbaijan43.002010
115Moldova41.002010
116Costa Rica40.002010
117China37.002010
118Saint Lucia35.002010
119Sri Lanka35.002010
120Russia34.002010
121Latvia34.002010
122Ukraine32.002010
123Oman32.002010
124Armenia30.002010
125Uruguay29.002010
126Malaysia29.002010
127Uzbekistan28.002010
128Romania27.002010
129Albania27.002010
130Fiji26.002010
131Lebanon25.002010
132Chile25.002010
133Brunei24.002010
134Saudi Arabia24.002010
135Grenada24.002010
136Hungary21.002010
137United States21.002010
138Iran21.002010
139Bahrain20.002010
140Turkey20.002010
141Puerto Rico20.002010
142Luxembourg20.002010
143Croatia17.002010
144Korea, South16.002010
145New Zealand15.002010
146Kuwait14.002010
147United Arab Emirates12.002010
148Canada12.002010
149United Kingdom12.002010
150Serbia12.002010
151Slovenia12.002010
152Denmark12.002010
153Bulgaria11.002010
154Macedonia10.002010
155Cyprus10.002010
156Kiribati9.002008
157Belgium8.002010
158Bosnia and Herzegovina8.002010
159France8.002010
160Switzerland8.002010
161Montenegro8.002010
162Malta8.002010
163Portugal8.002010
164Lithuania8.002010
165Australia7.002010
166Germany7.002010
167Qatar7.002010
168Norway7.002010
169Israel7.002010
170Ireland6.002010
171Spain6.002010
172Netherlands6.002010
173Slovakia6.002010
174Czech Republic5.002010
175Finland5.002010
176Poland5.002010
177Japan5.002010
178Iceland5.002010
179Austria4.002010
180Sweden4.002010
181Italy4.002010
182Singapore3.002010
183Greece3.002010
184Estonia2.002010