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Number of maternal deaths


Nigeria is the top country by maternal deaths in the world. As of 2017, maternal deaths in Nigeria was 67,000 that accounts for 22.73 % of the world's maternal deaths. The top 5 countries (others are India, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, and the United Republic of Tanzania) account for 48.52 % of it. The world's total maternal deaths was estimated at 294,737 in 2017.

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What is maternal deaths?

Maternal mortality deaths is the number of women who die during pregnancy and childbirth.

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