Brazil: Maternal mortality

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Maternal mortality per 100,000 live births

 Latest value 60
 Reference 2017
 Measure deaths per 100,000 births
 Source UNICEF

For that indicator, we provide data for Brazil from 2000 to 2017. The average value for Brazil during that period was 66 deaths per 100,000 births with a minimum of 60 deaths per 100,000 births in 2012 and a maximum of 72 deaths per 100,000 births in 2006. The latest value from 2017 is 60 deaths per 100,000 births. For comparison, the world average in 2017 based on 182 countries is 155 deaths per 100,000 births. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Definition: Maternal mortality ratio is the number of women who die from pregnancy-related causes while pregnant or within 42 days of pregnancy termination per 100,000 live births. The data are estimated with a regression model using information on the proportion of maternal deaths among non-AIDS deaths in women ages 15-49, fertility, birth attendants, and GDP measured using purchasing power parities (PPPs).
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