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Maternal Mortality Estimates and MDG 5 Attainment by Country 1990-2011


General Info
Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
01/1990 - 12/2011
Data type

IHME results data from global analysis of maternal mortality for years 1990-2011 published online in The Lancet in September 2011. The study, "Progress towards Millennium Development Goals 4 and 5 on maternal and child mortality: an updated systematic analysis," provides global and country level estimates of the maternal mortality ratio (MMR - the number of maternal deaths per 100,000 live births), the number of maternal deaths, and the annualized rate of decline in MMR. Additionally, estimates of when each country will achieve MDG 5 are provided. Countries that will achieve MDG 5 after 2040 have the value, "2040+."

This study included child mortality estimates, also available in the GHDx.