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Maternal mortality per 100,000 live births, 2017 - Country rankings:

The average for 2017 based on 182 countries was 155 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births.The highest value was in Chad: 1140 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births and the lowest value was in Belarus: 2 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births. The indicator is available from 2000 to 2017. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.

Measure: maternal deaths per 100,000 live births; Source: UNICEF
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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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