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Estimated maternal mortality per 100 000 live births (WHO/UNICEFF/UNFPA estimates)

Full name:
Estimated maternal mortality per 100 000 live births (WHO/UNICEFF/UNFPA estimates)
Unit:
deaths per 100 000 live births
Type of measure:
Population-weighted country group average, Estimate of crude rate
Visualizations:
Data source:
European Health for All database
Data source notes:
The following abbreviations are used in the indicator titles:
•    SDR: age-standardized death rates (see HFA-DB user manual/Technical notes, page 13, for details)
•    FTE: full-time equivalent
•    PP: physical persons
•    PPP$: purchasing power parities expressed in US $, an internationally comparable scale reflecting the relative domestic purchasing powers of currencies.

Indicator notes:
Estimated maternal mortality per 100 000 live births (WHO/UNICEFF/UNFPA estimates)
Indicator code: E080120.F

WHO and UNICEF with the participation of UNFPA and The World Bank have developed an approach to estimating maternal mortality that seeks to generate estimates for countries with no data and to correct available data for underreporting and misclassification. These estimates may significantly differ from national statistics reported by countries to WHO.

Source of maternal mortality estimates: WHO, UNICEF, UNFPA and The World Bank.