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Maternal mortality ratio

(deaths per 100,000 live births)

In 2015, maternal mortality ratio in Burundi was 712 deaths per 100,000 live births. In the ranking by maternal mortality ratio including 182 countries, Burundi has the 140th rank that is close to the positions of such countries as Burkina Faso and the Cabo Verde. Compared to Nicaragua which at the top of the ranking with maternal mortality ratio of 150 deaths per 100,000 live births in 2015, Burundi has 374.67 % percent higher 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.