South Africa Maternal Mortality Rate 2000-2021

Maternal mortality ratio is the number of women who die from pregnancy-related causes while pregnant or within 42 days of pregnancy termination per 100,000 live births. The data are estimated with a regression model using information on the proportion of maternal deaths among non-AIDS deaths in women ages 15-49, fertility, birth attendants, and GDP.
  • South Africa maternal mortality rate for 2017 was 119.00, a 2.46% decline from 2016.
  • South Africa maternal mortality rate for 2016 was 122.00, a 2.4% decline from 2015.
  • South Africa maternal mortality rate for 2015 was 125.00, a 2.34% decline from 2014.
  • South Africa maternal mortality rate for 2014 was 128.00, a 3.76% decline from 2013.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Per 100K Live Births
Equatorial Guinea 301.00
Gabon 252.00
Namibia 195.00
Guyana 169.00
Botswana 144.00
Paraguay 129.00
Venezuela 125.00
Suriname 120.00
South Africa 119.00
St. Lucia 117.00
Algeria 112.00
Dominican Republic 95.00
Guatemala 95.00
Peru 88.00
Colombia 83.00
Jamaica 80.00
Iraq 79.00
Libya 72.00
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 68.00
Mauritius 61.00
Brazil 60.00
Ecuador 59.00
Maldives 53.00
Tonga 52.00
Jordan 46.00
Samoa 43.00
Thailand 37.00
Belize 36.00
Cuba 36.00
Fiji 34.00
Mexico 33.00
Lebanon 29.00
Malaysia 29.00
China 29.00
Costa Rica 27.00
Azerbaijan 26.00
Armenia 26.00
Grenada 25.00
Romania 19.00
Russia 17.00
Turkey 17.00
Iran 16.00
Albania 15.00
Serbia 12.00
Bosnia 10.00
Bulgaria 10.00
Kazakhstan 10.00
North Macedonia 7.00
Turkmenistan 7.00
Montenegro 6.00
Belarus 2.00
South Africa Maternal Mortality Rate - Historical Data
Year Per 100K Live Births Annual % Change
2017 119.00 -2.46%
2016 122.00 -2.40%
2015 125.00 -2.34%
2014 128.00 -3.76%
2013 133.00 -6.99%
2012 143.00 -11.18%
2011 161.00 -5.85%
2010 171.00 -4.47%
2009 179.00 -6.28%
2008 191.00 -4.02%
2007 199.00 -1.00%
2006 201.00 0.00%
2005 201.00 3.08%
2004 195.00 4.84%
2003 186.00 5.08%
2002 177.00 5.36%
2001 168.00 5.00%
2000 160.00 5.00%