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Lifetime risk of maternal death


Sierra Leone is the top country by lifetime risk of maternal death in the world. As of 2015, lifetime risk of maternal death in Sierra Leone was 5.9 %. The top 5 countries also includes Chad, Somalia, Nigeria, and Niger.

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What is lifetime risk of maternal death?

Life time risk of maternal death is the probability that a 15-year-old female will die eventually from a maternal cause assuming that current levels of fertility and mortality (including maternal mortality) do not change in the future, taking into account competing causes of death.