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Maternal Mortality Rate by Country 2024

Over the last 20 years, there has been a drop in the global mortality rate from 342 deaths to 233 deaths per 100,000 live births.

When it comes to each country, the individual maternal mortality rate varies significantly from region to region.

Mexico has a maternal mortality rate of 54. Mexico's maternal mortality rate is high due to poor healthcare and lack of geographical access.

The maternal mortality rate in Columbia is 50.7 deaths per 100,000 births, mainly because of barriers in healthcare.

Costa Rica is ranked third in maternal mortality rate at 34.4 deaths per 100,000 live births.

In the United States, it's estimated that the maternal mortality rate is 23.8. The US is fourth on the list mainly because of inequities in healthcare. A rise in chronic health conditions is also leading to a high maternal mortality rate in the United States.

While it's decreased in recent years, the maternal mortality rate in Latvia is 22.9 deaths per 100,000 live births. The leading causes of the high maternal mortality rate are disabilities and socio-economic factors.

The maternal mortality rate in Chile is 22.1, an improvement since 2020.

Hungary's maternal mortality rate is 15.2 deaths per 100,000 live births, up from the previous year. The increase is due to risky health behaviors like smoking and lack of proper healthcare.

At the other end of the list, the Slovak Republic, Denmark, and the Netherlands all report less than two deaths per 100,000 live births.

Countries with quality healthcare, such as Luxembourg, Slovenia, and Lithuania, have a 0 maternal mortality rate.

In Ireland, a doctor always treats the mother even if there is a chance of the unintentional death of the baby. The material mortality rate in Ireland is zero because physicians focus on saving the mother.

Notes:
- Values shown indicate the annual number of maternal deaths due to complications from pregnancy or childbirth per 100k live births.

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Country
Mortality Rate 2020
Mortality Rate 2015
Mortality Rate 2010
Mortality Rate 2005
Mortality Rate 2000
South Sudan1,2231,2251,0601,3321,687
Chad1,0631,1251,3031,2411,366
Nigeria1,0471,1131,1231,0731,148
Central African Republic8359091,0521,1581,315
Guinea Bissau7257137959771,300
Liberia652686634676777
Somalia6217619631,0801,097
Afghanistan6207768991,1031,346
Lesotho5667281,040563545
Guinea553649741846971
DR Congo547578601635668
Kenya530483476503564
Benin523591598509469
Burundi494514608713874
Mauritania464510586652684
Gambia458535620718778
Sierra Leone4435888371,3271,682
Niger441491594768867
Mali440494547560742
Cameroon438447527573651
Togo399441530494479
Madagascar392482497568658
Malawi381445513347573
Zimbabwe357408618533388
Haiti350391403363400
Eritrea322399480546735
Uganda284319372435461
Sudan270298383525642
Ethiopia267399635880953
Burkina Faso264295357417506
Ghana263286337390499
Senegal261321450519638
Venezuela2591261129592
Rwanda2593123865331,007
Eswatini240338672678588
Tanzania238330486559760
Djibouti234244274368512
Gabon227212193239249
Angola222274367550860
Cambodia218209276382606
Comoros217261316360456
Namibia215299482419450
Equatorial Guinea212201211258427
Timor Leste204285376584750
Papua New Guinea192208289314312
Botswana186184156201182
Yemen183164157196275
Myanmar179243293321371
Nepal174252349380504
Indonesia173194219276299
Bolivia161165184230284
Pakistan154187230301387
Sao Tome and Principe146139160160179
Zambia135166268309419
Belize13049337286
South Africa127141219221173
Mozambique127226322404532
Laos126184284442579
Tonga12686939594
Vietnam124109887897
Bangladesh123212301376441
Solomon Islands122141147153150
Guyana112128148172190
North Korea107108130122186
Dominican Republic10799928779
India103128179286384
Jamaica9997888683
Guatemala96107123149152
Suriname96125138190278
Vanuatu94929398109
Mauritius8457554852
Philippines7888105122129
Algeria7889112144159
Nicaragua787998158169
Bahamas7784797461
Iraq76102115116117
Kiribati76121131118116
Colombia7570718293
Micronesia7464465760
Saint Lucia7380738287
Brazil7262647068
Morocco7297134194244
Honduras7267737582
Libya7271575057
Paraguay7180100127148
Peru69657697113
Cyprus6842272733
Ecuador66667692120
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines6236455476
Bhutan6074117186305
Mexico5952515357
Samoa5958626275
Maldives57576079114
Kyrgyzstan5061728387
Panama5049555366
Argentina4539556372
Brunei4445424650
El Salvador4344363549
Cape Verde42475477125
Jordan4146475864
Azerbaijan4129334456
Cuba3939414347
Mongolia39476594158
Barbados3949534348
Fiji3839424549
Tunisia3740445662
Puerto Rico3418212022
Uzbekistan3031384543
Syria3030212334
Thailand2930354048
Sri Lanka2930374461
Georgia2830414553
Armenia2725333850
Trinidad and Tobago2731475674
China2326334658
Iran2220323044
Costa Rica2220273139
United States2117141312
Malaysia2122253240
Lebanon2119182532
Grenada2123273242
Antigua and Barbuda2127313451
Palestine2026435462
Uruguay1917182027
Latvia1822252832
Egypt1724385879
Turkey1719222532
Ukraine1711172136
Tajikistan1720324468
Oman1715182020
Saudi Arabia1616151722
Bahrain1616202124
Chile1516232733
Hungary1515151315
Russia1410173152
Kazakhstan1313203656
Portugal121010911
Moldova1217183049
Canada111212119
United Kingdom108101111
Romania1015223750
Serbia1013141618
United Arab Emirates9991322
Lithuania98101118
France88999
South Korea8681216
Greece85334
Finland87787
Albania8791114
Qatar87101928
Switzerland76898
Bulgaria78101422
Singapore7881315
New Zealand79101011
Kuwait7791010
Bosnia and Herzegovina6781116
Luxembourg678119
Montenegro6671011
Italy577810
Belgium55678
Sweden54556
Austria56666
Turkmenistan5691726
Denmark56778
Slovakia55579
Ireland567910
Croatia567911
Slovenia556912
Estonia5681325
Japan45679
Germany45677
Netherlands4561013
Spain34445
Australia35557
Czech Republic34458
Israel33349
North Macedonia356912
Malta345810
Iceland33345
Seychelles3581544
Poland22358
Norway22466
Belarus1131124
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Where does the US rank in maternal mortality?

The United States is currently ranked 41st in maternal mortality rates. It's estimated that 1 out of every 4,800 women die from complications related to pregnancy.

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