Statistics - World Infant Mortality

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Introduction

Infant mortality rate is the number of infants dying before reaching one year of age, per 1,000 live births.

This table lists countries infant mortality (Deaths/1,000 Live Births) from highest rate to lowest (2011 est.). Data is based on statistics from population censuses and other sources. In a relationship of two people, 2 children/woman approximately replaces the existing population.


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Some Recent Findings

  • Neonatal Mortality Levels for 193 Countries in 2009 with Trends since 1990: A Systematic Analysis of Progress, Projections, and Priorities.[1] " In 2009, an estimated 3.3 million babies died in the first month of life-compared with 4.6 million neonatal deaths in 1990-and more than half of all neonatal deaths occurred in five countries of the world (44% of global livebirths): India 27.8% (19.6% of global livebirths), Nigeria 7.2% (4.5%), Pakistan 6.9% (4.0%), China 6.4% (13.4%), and Democratic Republic of the Congo 4.6% (2.1%)."

World highest infant mortality rate by country

World highest infant mortality rate by country
Rank Country Deaths/1,000 Live Births
1 Angola 175.9
2 Afghanistan 149.2
3 Niger 112.22
4 Mali 111.35
5 Somalia 105.56
6 Central African Republic 99.38
7 Guinea-Bissau 96.23
8 Chad 95.31
9 Nigeria 91.54
10 Burkina Faso 81.4
11 Malawi 81.04
12 Mozambique 78.95
13 Congo, Democratic Republic of the 78.43
14 Sierra Leone 78.38
15 Equatorial Guinea 77.3
16 Ethiopia 77.12
17 Congo, Republic of the 76.05
18 Liberia 74.52
19 Gambia, The 71.67
20 Sudan 68.07
21 Tanzania 66.93
22 Zambia 66.6
23 Cote d'Ivoire 64.78
24 Rwanda 64.04
25 Pakistan 63.26
26 Swaziland 63.09
27 Comoros 62.63
28 Uganda 62.47
29 Burundi 61.82
30 Benin 61.56
31 Guinea 61.03
32 Cameroon 60.91
33 Western Sahara 60.44
34 Mauritania 60.42
35 Laos 59.46
36 Senegal 56.42
37 Cambodia 55.49
38 Yemen 55.11
39 Lesotho 55.04
40 Djibouti 54.94
41 Haiti 54.02
42 Sao Tome and Principe 53.21
43 Kenya 52.29
44 Togo 51.48
45 Madagascar 51.45
46 Azerbaijan 51.08
47 Bangladesh 50.73
48 Gabon 49.95
49 Burma 49.23
50 Ghana 48.55
51 India 47.57
52 Vanuatu 46.85
53 Namibia 45.59
54 Nepal 44.54
55 Bhutan 44.48
56 Papua New Guinea 43.29
57 South Africa 43.2
58 Turkmenistan 42.34
59 Iran 42.26
60 Bolivia 42.16
61 Iraq 41.68
62 World 41.61
63 Eritrea 41.33
64 Kiribati 38.89
65 Tajikistan 38.54
66 Timor-Leste 38.01
67 Mongolia 37.26
68 Guyana 36.76
69 Tuvalu 34.52
70 Zimbabwe 29.5
71 Kyrgyzstan 29.27
72 Indonesia 27.95
73 Trinidad and Tobago 27.69
74 Morocco 27.53
75 Maldives 27.45
76 Korea, North 27.11
77 Cape Verde 26.94
78 Guatemala 26.02
79 Tunisia 25.92
80 Algeria 25.81
81 Egypt 25.2
82 Micronesia, Federated States of 24.34
83 Kazakhstan 24.15
84 Turkey 23.94
85 Marshall Islands 23.74
86 Paraguay 23.02
87 Samoa 22.74
88 Nicaragua 22.64
89 Dominican Republic 22.22
90 Peru 22.18
91 Belize 21.95
92 Uzbekistan 21.92
93 Brazil 21.17
94 Vietnam 20.9
95 Venezuela 20.62
96 Honduras 20.44
97 El Salvador 20.3
98 Libya 20.09
99 Ecuador 19.65
100 Philippines 19.34
101 Armenia 18.85
102 Solomon Islands 17.82
103 Suriname 17.61
104 Mexico 17.29
105 Gaza Strip 17.12
106 Bulgaria 16.68
107 Jordan 16.42
108 Thailand 16.39
109 Colombia 16.39
110 Saint Helena, Ascension, and Tristan da Cunha 16.38
111 Saudi Arabia 16.16
112 China 16.06
113 Lebanon 15.85
114 Cook Islands 15.81
115 Syria 15.62
116 Oman 15.47
117 Montserrat 15.23
118 Georgia 15.17
119 Malaysia 15.02
120 West Bank 14.92
121 Antigua and Barbuda 14.63
122 Albania 14.61
123 Jamaica 14.6
124 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 14.27
125 Tonga 13.65
126 British Virgin Islands 13.63
127 Bahamas, The 13.49
128 Aruba 12.92
129 Dominica 12.78
130 Saint Lucia 12.72
131 Moldova 12.43
132 Palau 12.43
133 Qatar 12.05
134 Turks and Caicos Islands 11.97
135 United Arab Emirates 11.94
136 Barbados 11.86
137 Seychelles 11.66
138 Panama 11.64
139 Mauritius 11.52
140 Brunei 11.51
141 Grenada 11.43
142 Botswana 11.14
143 Romania 11.02
144 Fiji 11
145 Argentina 10.81
146 Bahrain 10.43
147 Russia 10.08
148 Greenland 10.05
149 Sri Lanka 9.7
150 Uruguay 9.69
151 American Samoa 9.66
152 Saint Kitts and Nevis 9.66
153 Costa Rica 9.45
154 Cyprus 9.38
155 Bosnia and Herzegovina 8.67
156 Nauru 8.66
157 Macedonia 8.54
158 Ukraine 8.54
159 Latvia 8.42
160 Kuwait 8.07
161 Puerto Rico 8.07
162 Saint Pierre and Miquelon 7.47
163 Chile 7.34
164 French Polynesia 7.27
165 Virgin Islands 7.24
166 Estonia 7.06
167 Gibraltar 6.69
168 Cayman Islands 6.63
169 Slovakia 6.59
170 Poland 6.54
171 Serbia 6.52
172 Lithuania 6.27
173 Belarus 6.25
174 Croatia 6.16
175 Faroe Islands 6.06
176 United States 6.06
177 Northern Mariana Islands 5.79
178 New Caledonia 5.71
179 European Union 5.61
180 Hungary 5.31
181 Taiwan 5.18
182 Greece 5
183 Canada 4.92
184 Cuba 4.9
185 New Zealand 4.78
186 San Marino 4.72
187 Wallis and Futuna 4.67
188 Portugal 4.66
189 United Kingdom 4.62
190 Australia 4.61
191 Netherlands 4.59
192 Luxembourg 4.44
193 Belgium 4.33
194 Isle of Man 4.32
195 Austria 4.32
196 Denmark 4.24
197 Slovenia 4.17
198 Korea, South 4.16
199 Liechtenstein 4.15
200 Israel 4.12
201 Switzerland 4.08
202 Jersey 3.98
203 Ireland 3.85
204 Andorra 3.8
205 Czech Republic 3.73
206 Malta 3.69
207 Guernsey 3.55
208 Germany 3.54
209 Norway 3.52
210 Anguilla 3.47
211 Finland 3.43
212 Spain 3.39
213 Italy 3.38
214 France 3.29
215 Iceland 3.2
216 Macau 3.18
217 Hong Kong 2.9
218 Japan 2.78
219 Sweden 2.74
220 Bermuda 2.47
221 Singapore 2.32
222 Monaco 1.79

Data: The World Factbook Raw Data

References

  1. <pubmed>21918640</pubmed>| PLoS Med.

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