Maternal Mortality Indicators

World
East Asia and Pacific
Europe & Central Asia
Latin America & Caribbean
Middle East & North Africa
South Asia
Sub-Saharan Africa


World
Reducing maternal mortality


Maternal mortality ratio

Births attended by skilled health staff

per 100,000 live births % of total
1990-1999 1997-99
World 732 ..
High income 13
Low & middle income 750 ..
East Asia & Pacific 311 ..
Europe & Central Asia 53 ..
Latin America & Caribbean 291 ..
Middle East & North Africa 306 ..
South Asia 477 ..
Sub-Saharan Africa 1107 ..
Afghanistan .. ..
Albania .. ..
Algeria 220 ..
American Samoa .. ..
Andorra .. ..
Angola .. ..
Antigua and Barbuda .. ..
Argentina 38 ..
Armenia 35 96
Aruba .. ..
Australia .. ..
Austria .. ..
Azerbaijan 43 99
Bahamas, The .. ..
Bahrain .. ..
Bangladesh 440 14
Barbados .. ..
Belarus 28 ..
Belgium .. ..
Belize .. ..
Benin 500 ..
Bermuda .. ..
Bhutan .. ..
Bolivia 390 59
Bosnia and Herzegovina 10 ..
Botswana 330 ..
Brazil 160 ..
Brunei .. ..
Bulgaria 15 ..
Burkina Faso .. 27
Burundi .. ..
Cambodia 470 ..
Cameroon 430 55
Canada .. ..
Cape Verde .. ..
Cayman Islands .. ..
Central African Republic 1100 ..
Chad 830 11
Channel Islands .. ..
Chile 20 ..
China 55 ..
Hong Kong, China .. ..
Macao, China .. ..
Colombia 80 ..
Comoros .. ..
Congo, Dem. Rep. .. ..
Congo, Rep. .. ..
Costa Rica 29 ..
Cte d'Ivoire 600 47
Croatia 6 ..
Cuba 27 ..
Cyprus .. ..
Czech Republic 9 ..
Denmark 10 ..
Djibouti .. ..
Dominica .. ..
Dominican Republic 230 ..
Ecuador 160 ..
Egypt, Arab Rep. 170 56
El Salvador 120 90
Equatorial Guinea .. ..
Eritrea 1000 ..
Estonia 50 ..
Ethiopia .. ..
Faeroe Islands .. ..
Fiji .. ..
Finland 6 ..
France 10 ..
French Polynesia .. ..
Gabon 600 ..
Gambia, The .. ..
Georgia 70 ..
Germany 8 ..
Ghana 210 44
Greece 1 ..
Greenland .. ..
Grenada .. ..
Guam .. ..
Guatemala 190 ..
Guinea 670 35
Guinea-Bissau 910 ..
Guyana .. ..
Haiti .. ..
Honduras 110 ..
Hungary 15 ..
Iceland .. ..
India 410 ..
Indonesia 450 43
Iran, Islamic Rep. 37 ..
Iraq .. ..
Ireland 6 ..
Isle of Man .. ..
Israel 5 ..
Italy 7 ..
Jamaica 120 95
Japan 8 ..
Jordan 41 97
Kazakhstan 70 98
Kenya 590 44
Kiribati .. ..
Korea, Dem. Rep. 110 ..
Korea, Rep. 20 ..
Kuwait 5 ..
Kyrgyz Republic 65 98
Lao PDR 650 ..
Latvia 45 ..
Lebanon 100 95
Lesotho .. ..
Liberia .. ..
Libya 75 ..
Liechtenstein .. ..
Lithuania 18 ..
Luxembourg .. ..
Macedonia, FYR 3 ..
Madagascar 490 47
Malawi 620 ..
Malaysia 39 ..
Maldives .. ..
Mali 580 ..
Malta .. ..
Marshall Islands .. 97
Mauritania 550 ..
Mauritius 50 ..
Mayotte .. ..
Mexico 55 ..
Micronesia, Fed. Sts. .. ..
Moldova 42 ..
Monaco .. ..
Mongolia 150 ..
Morocco 230 ..
Mozambique 1100 44
Myanmar 230 ..
Namibia 230 ..
Nepal .. ..
Netherlands 7 ..
Netherlands Antilles .. ..
New Caledonia .. ..
New Zealand 15 ..
Nicaragua 150 65
Niger 590 18
Nigeria 700 ..
Northern Mariana Islands .. ..
Norway 6 ..
Oman 19 ..
Pakistan .. ..
Palau .. ..
Panama 70 ..
Papua New Guinea 370 ..
Paraguay 190 71
Peru 270 ..
Philippines 170 56
Poland 8 ..
Portugal 8 100
Puerto Rico .. ..
Qatar .. ..
Romania 41 ..
Russian Federation 50 99
Rwanda .. ..
Samoa .. ..
San Marino .. ..
So Tom and Principe .. ..
Saudi Arabia .. 91
Senegal 560 47
Seychelles .. ..
Sierra Leone .. ..
Singapore 6 100
Slovak Republic 9 ..
Slovenia 11 ..
Solomon Islands .. ..
Somalia .. ..
South Africa .. 84
Spain 6 ..
Sri Lanka 60 ..
St. Kitts and Nevis .. ..
St. Lucia .. ..
St. Vincent and the Grenadines .. ..
Sudan 500 ..
Suriname .. ..
Swaziland .. ..
Sweden 5 ..
Switzerland 5 ..
Syrian Arab Republic 110 ..
Tajikistan 65 ..
Tanzania 530 35
Thailand 44 ..
Togo 480 51
Tonga .. ..
Trinidad and Tobago .. ..
Tunisia 70 82
Turkey 130 81
Turkmenistan 65 ..
Uganda 510 ..
Ukraine 27 ..
United Arab Emirates 3 ..
United Kingdom 7 ..
United States 8 99
Uruguay 26 ..
Uzbekistan 21 ..
Vanuatu .. ..
Venezuela, RB 60 ..
Vietnam 160 77
Virgin Islands (U.S.) .. ..
West Bank and Gaza .. ..
Yemen, Rep. 350 22
Yugoslavia, FR (Serb./Mon) 10 93
Zambia 650 ..
Zimbabwe 400 84
East Asia & Pacific
Reducing maternal mortality


Maternal mortality ratio

Births attended by skilled health staff

per 100,000 live births % of total
1990-1999 1997-99
World 732 ..
Low & middle income 750 ..
East Asia & Pacific 311 ..
American Samoa .. ..
Cambodia 470 ..
China 55 ..
Fiji .. ..
Indonesia 450 43
Kiribati .. ..
Korea, Dem. Rep. 110 ..
Korea, Rep. 20 ..
Lao PDR 650 ..
Malaysia 39 ..
Marshall Islands .. 97
Micronesia, Fed. Sts. .. ..
Mongolia 150 ..
Myanmar 230 ..
Palau .. ..
Papua New Guinea 370 ..
Philippines 170 56
Samoa .. ..
Solomon Islands .. ..
Thailand 44 ..
Tonga .. ..
Vanuatu .. ..
Vietnam 160 77
Europe & Central Asia
Reducing maternal mortality


Maternal mortality ratio

Births attended by skilled health staff

per 100,000 live births % of total
1990-1999 1997-99
World 732 ..
Low & middle income 750 ..
Europe & Central Asia 53 ..
Albania .. ..
Armenia 35 96
Azerbaijan 43 99
Belarus 28 ..
Bosnia and Herzegovina 10 ..
Bulgaria 15 ..
Croatia 6 ..
Czech Republic 9 ..
Estonia 50 ..
Georgia 70 ..
Hungary 15 ..
Isle of Man .. ..
Kazakhstan 70 98
Kyrgyz Republic 65 98
Latvia 45 ..
Lithuania 18 ..
Macedonia, FYR 3 ..
Moldova 42 ..
Poland 8 ..
Romania 41 ..
Russian Federation 50 99
Slovak Republic 9 ..
Tajikistan 65 ..
Turkey 130 81
Turkmenistan 65 ..
Ukraine 27 ..
Uzbekistan 21 ..
Yugoslavia, FR (Serb./Mon) 10 93
Latin America & Caribbean
Reducing maternal mortality


Maternal mortality ratio

Births attended by skilled health staff

per 100,000 live births % of total
1990-1999 1997-99
World 732 ..
Low & middle income 750 ..
Latin America & Caribbean 291 ..
Antigua and Barbuda .. ..
Argentina 38 ..
Barbados .. ..
Belize .. ..
Bolivia 390 59
Brazil 160 ..
Chile 20 ..
Colombia 80 ..
Costa Rica 29 ..
Cuba 27 ..
Dominica .. ..
Dominican Republic 230 ..
Ecuador 160 ..
El Salvador 120 90
Grenada .. ..
Guatemala 190 ..
Guyana .. ..
Haiti .. ..
Honduras 110 ..
Jamaica 120 95
Mexico 55 ..
Nicaragua 150 65
Panama 70 ..
Paraguay 190 71
Peru 270 ..
Puerto Rico .. ..
St. Kitts and Nevis .. ..
St. Lucia .. ..
St. Vincent and the Grenadines .. ..
Suriname .. ..
Trinidad and Tobago .. ..
Uruguay 26 ..
Venezuela, RB 60 ..
Middle East & North Africa
Reducing maternal mortality


Maternal mortality ratio

Births attended by skilled health staff

per 100,000 live births % of total
1990-1999 1997-99
World 732 ..
Low & middle income 750 ..
Middle East & North Africa 306 ..
Algeria 220 ..
Bahrain .. ..
Djibouti .. ..
Egypt, Arab Rep. 170 56
Iran, Islamic Rep. 37 ..
Iraq .. ..
Jordan 41 97
Lebanon 100 95
Libya 75 ..
Malta .. ..
Morocco 230 ..
Oman 19 ..
Saudi Arabia .. 91
Syrian Arab Republic 110 ..
Tunisia 70 82
West Bank and Gaza .. ..
Yemen, Rep. 350 22
South Asia
Reducing maternal mortality


Maternal mortality ratio

Births attended by skilled health staff

per 100,000 live births % of total
1990-1999 1997-99
World 732 ..
Low & middle income 750 ..
South Asia 477 ..
Afghanistan .. ..
Bangladesh 440 14
Bhutan .. ..
India 410 ..
Maldives .. ..
Nepal .. ..
Pakistan .. ..
Sri Lanka 60 ..
Sub-Saharan Africa
Reducing maternal mortality


Maternal mortality ratio

Births attended by skilled health staff

per 100,000 live births % of total
1990-1999 1997-99
World 732 ..
Low & middle income 750 ..
Sub-Saharan Africa 1107 ..
Angola .. ..
Benin 500 ..
Botswana 330 ..
Burkina Faso .. 27
Burundi .. ..
Cameroon 430 55
Cape Verde .. ..
Central African Republic 1100 ..
Chad 830 11
Comoros .. ..
Congo, Dem. Rep. .. ..
Congo, Rep. .. ..
Cte d'Ivoire 600 47
Equatorial Guinea .. ..
Eritrea 1000 ..
Ethiopia .. ..
Gabon 600 ..
Gambia, The .. ..
Ghana 210 44
Guinea 670 35
Guinea-Bissau 910 ..
Kenya 590 44
Lesotho .. ..
Liberia .. ..
Madagascar 490 47
Malawi 620 ..
Mali 580 ..
Mauritania 550 ..
Mauritius 50 ..
Mayotte .. ..
Mozambique 1100 44
Namibia 230 ..
Niger 590 18
Nigeria 700 ..
Rwanda .. ..
So Tom and Principe .. ..
Senegal 560 47
Seychelles .. ..
Sierra Leone .. ..
Somalia .. ..
South Africa .. 84
Sudan 500 ..
Swaziland .. ..
Tanzania 530 35
Togo 480 51
Uganda 510 ..
Zambia 650 ..
Zimbabwe 400 84