List of countries by maternal mortality rate

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Maternal death or maternal mortality is defined by the World Health Organization (WHO) as "the death of a woman while pregnant or within 42 days of termination of pregnancy, irrespective of the duration and site of the pregnancy, from any cause related to or aggravated by the pregnancy or its management but not from accidental or incidental causes." The maternal mortality rate, on the other hand, is the number of maternal deaths per 100,000 births. The maternal mortality is used as a criterion for the quality of medical care in a country.

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Countries by maternal mortality rate in the year 2015. All data is from the World Bank.[1]

Rank Country Maternal mortality ratio
per 100,000 live births
1  Finland 3
 Greece 3
 Iceland 3
 Poland 3
5  Italy 4
 Kuwait 4
 Austria 4
 Sweden 4
 Czech Republic 4
 Belarus 4
11  Israel 5
 Japan 5
 Norway 5
  Switzerland 5
 Spain 5
16  Australia 6
 Denmark 6
 Germany 6
 Slovakia 6
 United Arab Emirates 6
21  Belgium 7
 Canada 7
 Montenegro 7
 Netherlands 7
 Cyprus 7
26  France 8
 Ireland 8
 Croatia 8
 Macedonia 8
30  Estonia 9
 Libya 9
 Malta 9
 Slovenia 9
 United Kingdom 9
35  Lithuania 10
 Luxembourg 10
 Portugal 10
 Singapore 10
39  Bosnia and Herzegovina 11
 Bulgaria 11
 New Zealand 11
 South Korea 11
43  Kazakhstan 12
 Saudi Arabia 12
45  Qatar 13
46  Puerto Rico (US) 14
 United States 14
48  Bahrain 15
 Lebanon 15
 Uruguay 15
51  Turkey 16
52  Oman 17
 Serbia 17
 Hungary 17
55  Latvia 18
56  Thailand 20
57  Chile 22
58  Brunei 23
 Moldova 23
60  Ukraine 24
61  Armenia 25
 Azerbaijan 25
 Costa Rica 25
 Iran 25
 Russia 25
66  Barbados 27
 China 27
 Grenada 27
69  Belize 28
70  Albania 29
71  Fiji 30
 Sri Lanka 30
73  Romania 31
74  Tajikistan 32
75  Egypt 33
76  Georgia 36
 Uzbekistan 36
78  Mexico 38
79  Cuba 39
80  Malaysia 40
81  Cape Verde 42
 Turkmenistan 42
83  Brazil 44
 Mongolia 44
85  Palestine 45
 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 45
87  Saint Lucia 48
88  Iraq 50
89  Samoa 51
90  Argentina 52
91  Mauritius 53
92  El Salvador 54
 Vietnam 54
94  Jordan 58
95  Tunisia 62
96  Trinidad and Tobago 63
97  Ecuador 64
 Colombia 64
99  Maldives 68
 Peru 68
 Syria 68
102  Kyrgyzstan 76
103  Vanuatu 78
104  Bahamas 80
105  North Korea 82
106  Guatemala 88
107  Jamaica 89
108  Kiribati 90
109  Dominican Republic 92
110  Panama 94
111  Venezuela 95
112  Federated States of Micronesia 100
113  Philippines 114
 Solomon Islands 114
115  Morocco 121
116  Tonga 124
117  Indonesia 126
118  Botswana 129
 Honduras 129
120  Paraguay 132
121  South Africa 138
122  Algeria 140
123  Bhutan 148
124  Nicaragua 150
125  Suriname 155
126  São Tomé and Príncipe 156
127  Cambodia 161
128  India 174
129  Bangladesh 176
130  Pakistan 178
 Myanmar 178
132  Laos 197
133  Bolivia 206
134  Timor-Leste 215
 Papua New Guinea 215
136  Zambia 224
137  Guyana 229
 Djibouti 229
139    Nepal 258
140  Namibia 265
141  Rwanda 290
142  Gabon 291
143  Sudan 311
144  Senegal 315
145  Ghana 319
146  Comoros 335
147  Equatorial Guinea 342
148  Uganda 343
149  Ethiopia 353
 Madagascar 353
151  Haiti 359
152  Togo 368
153  Burkina Faso 371
154  Yemen 385
155  Eswatini (Swaziland) 389
156  Afghanistan 396
157  Tanzania 398
158  Benin 405
159  Republic of the Congo 442
160  Zimbabwe 443
161  Angola 477
162  Lesotho 487
163  Mozambique 489
164  Eritrea 501
165  Kenya 510
166  Guinea-Bissau 549
167  Niger 553
168  Mali 587
169  Cameroon 596
170  Mauritania 602
171  Malawi 634
172  Ivory Coast 645
173  Guinea 679
174  Democratic Republic of the Congo 693
175  Gambia 706
176  Burundi 712
177  Liberia 725
178  Somalia 732
179  South Sudan 789
180  Nigeria 814
181  Chad 856
182  Central African Republic 882
183  Sierra Leone 1,360
World 216

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Maternal mortality ratio (modeled estimate, per 100,000 live births) | Data". Retrieved 2018-06-27.