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Maternal mortality ratio

(deaths per 100,000 live births)

In 2015, maternal mortality ratio in Barbados was 27 deaths per 100,000 live births. In the ranking by maternal mortality ratio including 182 countries, Barbados has the 77th rank that is close to the positions of such countries as Argentina and the Belize. Compared to Nicaragua which at the top of the ranking with maternal mortality ratio of 150 deaths per 100,000 live births in 2015, Barbados has 82.00 % percent lower maternal mortality ratio.

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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.