This table provides metadata for the actual indicator available from UK statistics closest to the corresponding global SDG indicator. Please note that even when the global SDG indicator is fully available from UK statistics, this table should be consulted for information on national methodology and other UK-specific metadata information.
Maternal mortality rate per 100,000 maternities
|Unit of measurement||
Rate per 100,000 maternities
A maternal death is the death of a woman while pregnant or within 42 days of termination of pregnancy, irrespective of the duration and the site of the pregnancy, from any cause related to or aggravated by the pregnancy or its management, but not from accidental or incidental causes. IMD - Index of Multiple Deprivation.
Maternal mortality rate = (Number of maternal mortalities / total number maternities) * 100,000
This indicator is being used as an approximation of the UN SDG Indicator. Where possible, we will work to identify or develop UK data to meet the global indicator specification. This indicator has been identified in collaboration with topic experts.
|Data last updated||2019-04-30: see changes on GitHub opens in a new window|
|Metadata last updated||2019-08-06: see changes on GitHub opens in a new window|