Malawi: Maternal mortality

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 Malawi

Maternal mortality per 100,000 live births

 Latest value 381
 Year 2020
 Measure deaths per 100,000 births
 Data availability 2000 - 2020
 Average 436
 Min - Max 326 - 573
 Source UNICEF
For that indicator, we provide data for Malawi from 2000 to 2020. The average value for Malawi during that period was 436 deaths per 100,000 births with a minimum of 326 deaths per 100,000 births in 2006 and a maximum of 573 deaths per 100,000 births in 2000. The latest value from 2020 is 381 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
Malawi - Maternal mortality - Recent values chart

Historical chart
Malawi - 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 381 2020 deaths per 100,000 births
 Neonatal mortality 19 2021 deaths per 1000 births
 Infant mortality 31 2021 deaths per 1000 live births
 Child mortality 42 2021 deaths per 1000 births
 Child mortality, female 37 2021 deaths per 1000 births
 Child mortality, male 46 2021 deaths per 1000 births
 Older child mortality rate 7 2021 deaths per 1000 births
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