Maternal mortality ratio

(deaths per 100,000 live births)

South Sudan is the top country by maternal mortality ratio in the world. As of 2020, maternal mortality ratio in South Sudan was 1,223 deaths per 100,000 live births. The top 5 countries also includes Chad, Nigeria, Central African Republic, and Guinea Bissau.

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What is maternal mortality ratio?

Maternal mortality ratio is the number of women who die during pregnancy and childbirth, per 100,000 live births. The data are estimated with a regression model using information on fertility, birth attendants, and HIV prevalence.