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

The average for 2017 based on 55 countries was 14 deaths per 100,000 births.The highest value was in the Bahamas: 70 deaths per 100,000 births and the lowest value was in Italy: 2 deaths per 100,000 births. The indicator is available from 2000 to 2017. 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, 2017 Global rank Available data
Bahamas 70 1 2000 - 2017
Tr.&Tobago 67 2 2000 - 2017
Mauritius 61 3 2000 - 2017
Seychelles 53 4 2000 - 2017
Panama 52 5 2000 - 2017
Ant.& Barb. 42 6 2000 - 2017
Brunei 31 7 2000 - 2017
Barbados 27 8 2000 - 2017
Puerto Rico 21 9 2000 - 2017
Latvia 19 10 2000 - 2017
Oman 19 11 2000 - 2017
Romania 19 12 2000 - 2017
USA 19 13 2000 - 2017
Saudi Arabia 17 14 2000 - 2017
Uruguay 17 15 2000 - 2017
Bahrain 14 16 2000 - 2017
Chile 13 17 2000 - 2017
Hungary 12 18 2000 - 2017
Kuwait 12 19 2000 - 2017
South Korea 11 20 2000 - 2017
Canada 10 21 2000 - 2017
Estonia 9 22 2000 - 2017
New Zealand 9 23 2000 - 2017
Qatar 9 24 2000 - 2017
Croatia 8 25 2000 - 2017
France 8 26 2000 - 2017
Lithuania 8 27 2000 - 2017
Portugal 8 28 2000 - 2017
Singapore 8 29 2000 - 2017
Germany 7 30 2000 - 2017
Slovenia 7 31 2000 - 2017
UK 7 32 2000 - 2017
Australia 6 33 2000 - 2017
Cyprus 6 34 2000 - 2017
Malta 6 35 2000 - 2017
Austria 5 36 2000 - 2017
Belgium 5 37 2000 - 2017
Ireland 5 38 2000 - 2017
Japan 5 39 2000 - 2017
Luxembourg 5 40 2000 - 2017
Netherlands 5 41 2000 - 2017
Slovakia 5 42 2000 - 2017
Switzerland 5 43 2000 - 2017
Denmark 4 44 2000 - 2017
Iceland 4 45 2000 - 2017
Spain 4 46 2000 - 2017
Sweden 4 47 2000 - 2017
Czechia 3 48 2000 - 2017
Finland 3 49 2000 - 2017
Greece 3 50 2000 - 2017
Israel 3 51 2000 - 2017
UA Emirates 3 52 2000 - 2017
Italy 2 53 2000 - 2017
Norway 2 54 2000 - 2017
Poland 2 55 2000 - 2017

Economic outlook around the world

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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