Human Development Data for the Arab States

Maternal mortality ratio (deaths of women per100,000 live births)

Ratio of the number of maternal deaths to the number of live births in a given year, expressed per 100,000 live births.

Source: WHO, UNICEF, UNFPA and World Bank (2010)


Country/Region 1990 2000 2005 2008
Algeria 250 140 120 120
Bahrain 25 23 21 19
Comoros 530 390 360 340
Djibouti 370 330 320 300
Egypt 220 110 90 82
Iraq 93 84 82 75
Jordan 110 79 66 59
Kuwait 10 8 9 9
Lebanon 52 36 29 26
Libya 100 74 68 64
Mauritania 780 640 590 550
Morocco 270 160 130 110
Oman 49 27 22 20
Qatar 15 11 9 8
Saudi Arabia 41 28 25 24
Somalia 1100 1200 1200 1200
Sudan 830 770 760 750
Syrian Arab Republic 120 58 50 46
Tunisia 130 83 67 60
United Arab Emirates 28 15 12 10
Yemen 540 340 250 210
Arab States 303 220 200 191
East Asia & Pacific (developing only) 184 112 88 79
Europe & Central Asia (developing only) 69 47 34 32
Latin America & Caribbean (developing only) 134 99 85 80
Least Developed Countries: UN classification 869 701 599 534
OECD Members 22 20 22 21
South Asia 579 396 298 250
Sub-Saharan Africa (developing only) 832 762 684 618
World 283 222 188 170


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