(measure: deaths per 100,000 births; Source: UNICEF)
* indicates monthly or quarterly data series
South Korea: Maternal mortality per 100,000 live births
For that indicator, we provide data for South Korea from 2000 to 2017. The average value for South Korea during that period was 14 deaths per 100,000 births with a minimum of 11 deaths per 100,000 births in 2016 and a maximum of 17 deaths per 100,000 births in 2000.
The latest value from 2017 is 11 deaths per 100,000 births. For comparison, the world average in 2017 based on 182
countries is 155 deaths per 100,000 births.
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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).