Canada: Maternal mortality

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 Canada

Maternal mortality per 100,000 live births

 Latest value 11
 Year 2020
 Measure deaths per 100,000 births
 Data availability 2000 - 2020
 Average 11
 Min - Max 9 - 13
 Source UNICEF
For that indicator, we provide data for Canada from 2000 to 2020. The average value for Canada during that period was 11 deaths per 100,000 births with a minimum of 9 deaths per 100,000 births in 2000 and a maximum of 13 deaths per 100,000 births in 2008. The latest value from 2020 is 11 deaths per 100,000 births. For comparison, the world average in 2020 based on 182 countries is 138 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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Recent values chart
Canada - Maternal mortality - Recent values chart

Historical chart
Canada - Maternal mortality - historical chart - 2000-2020




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).


 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Maternal mortality 11 2020 deaths per 100,000 births
 Neonatal mortality 3 2021 deaths per 1000 births
 Infant mortality 4 2021 deaths per 1000 live births
 Child mortality 5 2021 deaths per 1000 births
 Child mortality, female 5 2021 deaths per 1000 births
 Child mortality, male 5 2021 deaths per 1000 births
 Older child mortality rate 0 2021 deaths per 1000 births
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