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SDG 3.1.1 Maternal Mortality Ratio data are published by the CSO, Vital Statistics Section.

The maternal death rate is the number of women who died as a result of complications from pregnancy or childbirth per 100,000 total live and still births.

The maternal death rate in Ireland in 2019 was zero.

Over the period 1997 to 2019, the maternal death rate has varied from a high of 6.2 in 2016 to zero in 2003, 2006, 2018 and 2019.  See Table 1.1 and Figure 1.1.

Show Table: 1.1 - SDG 3.1.1 Maternal Deaths Per 100,000 Total Live and Stillbirths

YearMaternal Death Rate
20001.81442101825308
20015.15357658214801
20028.3
20030
20041.60531680927231
20051.62269172102684
20060
20072.78916687585418
20083.97524745915433
20093.95527897901065
20101.3254337481941
20112.69382037605732
20122.7831120759233
20134.4
20141.48238189122282
20151.5
20166.2
20171.6
20180
20190
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SDG 3.1.2 Proportion of Births Attended by Skilled Health Personnel was published by the World Health Organisation (WHO).  These data are classified as Tier 2 in the Tier Classification for Global SDG Indicators (See Background Notes), as they are not regularly produced by countries.

All births in Ireland in 2015 were attended by skilled health personnel.  See Table 1.2.

According to the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) there was an estimated 18,155 midwives licensed to practise in Ireland in 2016 and 18,051 in 2017.  This represented a density of 3.8 per 1,000 population.  The number of midwives per 1,000 live births was 284.4 in 2016 and 292 in 2017.

Show Table: 1.2 - SDG 3.1.2 Proportion of Births Attended by Skilled Health Personnel

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SDG 3.2.1 Under-Five Mortality Rate was published by the CSO, Vital Statistics Section.

The mortality rate for under-fives in Ireland nearly halved between 2008 and 2018, falling from a rate of 111.2 to 64.6 per 100,000 population.

There were 165 deaths of children aged under five in 2019, 92 boys and 73 girls.  See Table 1.3 and Figure 1.2.

Show Table: 1.3 - SDG 3.2.1 Under-Five Mortality Rate

X-axis label201320142015201620172018
Male91.170719919154690.142637467522184.840129381197374.824280773694963.63009703589862.4517619056036
Female71.734776445742768.609998516540669.846214706027860.574593284873768.609998516540666.7556742323097
Total81.666100710298679.634405683000877.52288735049767.870232116193866.06035925976264.5521318794021
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SDG 3.2.2 Neonatal Mortality Rate was published by the CSO, Vital Statistics Section.

The neonatal mortality rate was 2.3 in 2017.  This is the number of deaths of infants (aged under 28 days) per 1,000 live births.

The early neonatal death rate (for babies less than seven days old) was 1.6 per 1,000 live births.  The late neonatal death rate (for babies aged between 7 and 27 days) was much lower, at 0.6 per 1,000 live births.

In recent years the male neonatal death rate has tended to be higher than the female rate, although they were equal in 2017.  See Table 1.4 and Figure 1.3.

Show Table: 1.4 - SDG 3.2.2 Neonatal Mortality Rate

YearMaleFemaleBoth Sexes
20052.43.12.7
20063.12.42.7
20072.22.12.2
20082.82.52.7
20092.61.92.2
20102.82.42.6
20112.92.12.5
20122.42.72.6
20132.92.42.6
20142.62.12.3
20153.12.32.7
20162.52.12.3
20172.32.32.3

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