* indicates monthly or quarterly data series

Maternal mortality per 100,000 live births, 2020:

The average for 2020 based on 182 countries was 138 deaths per 100,000 births. The highest value was in Chad: 1063 deaths per 100,000 births and the lowest value was in Belarus: 1 deaths per 100,000 births. The indicator is available from 2000 to 2020. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.

Measure: deaths per 100,000 births; Source: UNICEF
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Countries Maternal mortality, 2020 Global rank Available data
Chad 1063 1 2000 - 2020
Nigeria 1047 2 2000 - 2020
C.A. Republic 835 3 2000 - 2020
G.-Bissau 725 4 2000 - 2020
Liberia 652 5 2000 - 2020
Somalia 621 6 2000 - 2020
Afghanistan 620 7 2000 - 2020
Lesotho 566 8 2000 - 2020
Guinea 553 9 2000 - 2020
DR Congo 547 10 2000 - 2020
Kenya 530 11 2000 - 2020
Benin 523 12 2000 - 2020
Burundi 494 13 2000 - 2020
Ivory Coast 480 14 2000 - 2020
Mauritania 464 15 2000 - 2020
Gambia 458 16 2000 - 2020
Sierra Leone 443 17 2000 - 2020
Niger 441 18 2000 - 2020
Mali 440 19 2000 - 2020
Cameroon 438 20 2000 - 2020
Togo 399 21 2000 - 2020
Madagascar 392 22 2000 - 2020
Malawi 381 23 2000 - 2020
Zimbabwe 357 24 2000 - 2020
Haiti 350 25 2000 - 2020
Eritrea 322 26 2000 - 2020
Uganda 284 27 2000 - 2020
R. of Congo 282 28 2000 - 2020
Sudan 270 29 2000 - 2020
Ethiopia 267 30 2000 - 2020
Burkina Faso 264 31 2000 - 2020
Ghana 263 32 2000 - 2020
Senegal 261 33 2000 - 2020
Rwanda 259 34 2000 - 2020
Venezuela 259 35 2000 - 2020
Swaziland 240 36 2000 - 2020
Tanzania 238 37 2000 - 2020
Djibouti 234 38 2000 - 2020
Gabon 227 39 2000 - 2020
Angola 222 40 2000 - 2020
Cambodia 218 41 2000 - 2020
Comoros 217 42 2000 - 2020
Namibia 215 43 2000 - 2020
Eq. Guinea 212 44 2000 - 2020
Papua N.G. 192 45 2000 - 2020
Botswana 186 46 2000 - 2020
Yemen 183 47 2000 - 2020
Burma 179 48 2000 - 2020
Nepal 174 49 2000 - 2020
Indonesia 173 50 2000 - 2020
Bolivia 161 51 2000 - 2020
Pakistan 154 52 2000 - 2020
S.T.&Principe 146 53 2000 - 2020
Zambia 135 54 2000 - 2020
Belize 130 55 2000 - 2020
Mozambique 127 56 2000 - 2020
South Africa 127 57 2000 - 2020
Laos 126 58 2000 - 2020
Tonga 126 59 2000 - 2020
Vietnam 124 60 2000 - 2020
Bangladesh 123 61 2000 - 2020
Solomon Isl. 122 62 2000 - 2020
Guyana 112 63 2000 - 2020
Domin. Rep. 107 64 2000 - 2020
North Korea 107 65 2000 - 2020
India 103 66 2000 - 2020
Jamaica 99 67 2000 - 2020
Guatemala 96 68 2000 - 2020
Suriname 96 69 2000 - 2020
Vanuatu 94 70 2000 - 2020
Mauritius 84 71 2000 - 2020
Algeria 78 72 2000 - 2020
Nicaragua 78 73 2000 - 2020
Philippines 78 74 2000 - 2020
Bahamas 77 75 2000 - 2020
Iraq 76 76 2000 - 2020
Kiribati 76 77 2000 - 2020
Colombia 75 78 2000 - 2020
Micronesia 74 79 2000 - 2020
Saint Lucia 73 80 2000 - 2020
Brazil 72 81 2000 - 2020
Honduras 72 82 2000 - 2020
Libya 72 83 2000 - 2020
Morocco 72 84 2000 - 2020
Paraguay 71 85 2000 - 2020
Peru 69 86 2000 - 2020
Cyprus 68 87 2000 - 2020
Ecuador 66 88 2000 - 2020
St. Vincent & ... 62 89 2000 - 2020
Bhutan 60 90 2000 - 2020
Mexico 59 91 2000 - 2020
Samoa 59 92 2000 - 2020
Maldives 57 93 2000 - 2020
Kyrgyzstan 50 94 2000 - 2020
Panama 50 95 2000 - 2020
Argentina 45 96 2000 - 2020
Brunei 44 97 2000 - 2020
El Salvador 43 98 2000 - 2020
Cape Verde 42 99 2000 - 2020
Azerbaijan 41 100 2000 - 2020
Jordan 41 101 2000 - 2020
Barbados 39 102 2000 - 2020
Mongolia 39 103 2000 - 2020
Fiji 38 104 2000 - 2020
Tunisia 37 105 2000 - 2020
Puerto Rico 34 106 2000 - 2020
Syria 30 107 2000 - 2020
Uzbekistan 30 108 2000 - 2020
Sri Lanka 29 109 2000 - 2020
Thailand 29 110 2000 - 2020
Georgia 28 111 2000 - 2020
Armenia 27 112 2000 - 2020
Tr.&Tobago 27 113 2000 - 2020
China 23 114 2000 - 2020
Costa Rica 22 115 2000 - 2020
Iran 22 116 2000 - 2020
Ant.& Barb. 21 117 2000 - 2020
Grenada 21 118 2000 - 2020
Lebanon 21 119 2000 - 2020
Malaysia 21 120 2000 - 2020
USA 21 121 2000 - 2020
Palestine 20 122 2000 - 2020
Uruguay 19 123 2000 - 2020
Latvia 18 124 2000 - 2020
Egypt 17 125 2000 - 2020
Oman 17 126 2000 - 2020
Tajikistan 17 127 2000 - 2020
Turkey 17 128 2000 - 2020
Ukraine 17 129 2000 - 2020
Bahrain 16 130 2000 - 2020
Saudi Arabia 16 131 2000 - 2020
Chile 15 132 2000 - 2020
Hungary 15 133 2000 - 2020
Russia 14 134 2000 - 2020
Kazakhstan 13 135 2000 - 2020
Moldova 12 136 2000 - 2020
Portugal 12 137 2000 - 2020
Canada 11 138 2000 - 2020
Romania 10 139 2000 - 2020
Serbia 10 140 2000 - 2020
UK 10 141 2000 - 2020
Lithuania 9 142 2000 - 2020
UA Emirates 9 143 2000 - 2020
Albania 8 144 2000 - 2020
Finland 8 145 2000 - 2020
France 8 146 2000 - 2020
Greece 8 147 2000 - 2020
Qatar 8 148 2000 - 2020
South Korea 8 149 2000 - 2020
Bulgaria 7 150 2000 - 2020
Kuwait 7 151 2000 - 2020
New Zealand 7 152 2000 - 2020
Singapore 7 153 2000 - 2020
Switzerland 7 154 2000 - 2020
Bosnia & Herz. 6 155 2000 - 2020
Luxembourg 6 156 2000 - 2020
Montenegro 6 157 2000 - 2020
Austria 5 158 2000 - 2020
Belgium 5 159 2000 - 2020
Croatia 5 160 2000 - 2020
Denmark 5 161 2000 - 2020
Estonia 5 162 2000 - 2020
Ireland 5 163 2000 - 2020
Italy 5 164 2000 - 2020
Slovakia 5 165 2000 - 2020
Slovenia 5 166 2000 - 2020
Sweden 5 167 2000 - 2020
Turkmenistan 5 168 2000 - 2020
Germany 4 169 2000 - 2020
Japan 4 170 2000 - 2020
Netherlands 4 171 2000 - 2020
Australia 3 172 2000 - 2020
Czechia 3 173 2000 - 2020
Iceland 3 174 2000 - 2020
Israel 3 175 2000 - 2020
Malta 3 176 2000 - 2020
North Macedonia 3 177 2000 - 2020
Seychelles 3 178 2000 - 2020
Spain 3 179 2000 - 2020
Norway 2 180 2000 - 2020
Poland 2 181 2000 - 2020
Belarus 1 182 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).
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