Infant Mortality Rate By Country 2019

Infant mortality is the death of children under the age of one year. The infant mortality rate is the number of infant deaths per 1,000 live births. Overall, infant mortality rates have decreased greatly all over the world.

Infant mortality in the United States is mostly caused by birth defects, preterm birth and low birth weight, maternal pregnancy complications, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, and injuries (such as suffocation). Around the world, the top causes for infant mortality are neonatal encephalopathy (problems with brain function due to lack of oxygen during birth), infections, complications of preterm birth, lower respiratory infections, and diarrheal diseases. Causes differ for infants that are only a few days old and for older infants.

In countries of the world where infant mortality is high, several factors are attributed to necessitating these deaths. Among these are malaria, malnutrition, undeveloped infrastructure and poor conditions in health facilities.

Afghanistan has the highest infant mortality rate of 110.6. Much of Afghanistan is rural and recovering from years of conflict. Because communities are very spread out and most people travel by foot, accessing healthcare is very difficult, especially for pregnant women and young babies. There is also a significant lack of health education in Afghanistan, and so pregnancy complications are often untreated.

Monaco has the lowest infant mortality rate of 1.8. The reasons for such a low infant mortality rate include the overall extreme wealth of the small country, highly educated mothers and a good healthcare system.

The mortality rate in the United States is 5.8. This rate is significantly higher than other, comparable developed countries due to higher poverty rates, risky health behavior, and a fragmented health system.

Below is the infant mortality rate in every country. Rates are calculated as the number of infants deaths (under one year of age) per 1,000 live births.

* Infant Mortality Rate is number of deaths per 1,000 live births
Country Infant Mortality Rate Population 2019
Monaco1.838,964
Japan2126,860,301
Iceland2.1339,031
Singapore2.45,804,337
Finland2.55,532,156
Norway2.55,378,857
Bermuda2.562,506
Sweden2.610,036,379
Hong Kong2.77,436,154
Macau3.1640,445
France3.265,129,728
Italy3.360,550,075
Anguilla3.314,869
Spain3.346,736,776
Germany3.483,517,045
Israel3.48,519,377
Austria3.48,955,102
Luxembourg3.4615,729
Belgium3.411,539,328
Malta3.5440,372
Belarus3.69,452,411
Andorra3.677,142
Ireland3.64,882,495
Netherlands3.617,097,130
Switzerland3.68,591,365
Estonia3.81,325,648
Lithuania3.82,759,627
Slovenia3.92,078,654
Denmark45,771,876
Isle Of Man484,584
Liechtenstein4.238,019
Taiwan4.323,773,876
Australia4.325,203,198
Portugal4.310,226,187
San Marino4.333,860
United Kingdom4.367,530,172
Wallis And Futuna4.311,432
Cuba4.411,333,483
New Zealand4.44,783,063
Poland4.437,887,768
Canada4.537,411,047
French Polynesia4.6279,287
Greece4.610,473,455
Hungary4.99,684,679
Slovakia5.15,457,013
Latvia5.21,906,743
New Caledonia5.2282,750
Faroe Islands5.448,678
Bosnia And Herzegovina5.53,301,000
Serbia5.88,772,235
United States5.8329,064,917
Cayman Islands5.964,948
Gibraltar5.933,701
Qatar6.22,832,067
Puerto Rico6.42,933,408
Saint Pierre And Miquelon6.55,822
Chile6.618,952,038
Russia6.8145,872,256
Kuwait74,207,083
Lebanon7.46,855,713
Nauru7.810,756
Ukraine7.843,993,638
Cyprus7.91,198,575
Costa Rica85,047,561
Sint Maarten8.142,388
Uruguay8.33,461,734
Bulgaria8.47,000,119
Sri Lanka8.421,323,733
Saint Kitts And Nevis8.452,823
Greenland8.956,672
Bahrain8.91,641,172
Thailand9.269,625,582
Croatia9.34,130,304
Romania9.419,364,557
Fiji9.5889,953
Brunei9.6433,285
Grenada9.7112,003
Argentina9.844,780,677
Mauritius9.81,269,668
Panama9.94,246,439
Seychelles1097,739
United Arab Emirates109,770,529
Turks And Caicos Islands10.138,191
Barbados10.2287,025
Dominica10.671,808
Palau10.618,008
Aruba10.7106,314
Libya10.86,777,452
Saint Lucia10.9182,790
American Samoa11.355,312
Tonga11.3104,494
Mexico11.6127,575,529
Albania11.92,880,917
China121,433,783,686
Moldova124,043,263
Saint Vincent And The Grenadines12110,589
Antigua And Barbuda12.197,118
Tunisia12.111,694,719
British Virgin Islands12.130,030
Venezuela12.228,515,829
Montserrat12.34,989
Malaysia12.531,949,777
Guam12.6167,294
Armenia12.72,957,731
Northern Mariana Islands12.757,216
Jamaica12.82,948,279
Oman12.84,974,986
Cook Islands1317,548
Saudi Arabia13.234,268,528
Colombia13.650,339,443
Jordan14.210,101,694
Vanuatu14.4299,882
Solomon Islands14.7669,823
Syria14.817,070,135
Georgia15.23,996,765
Iran15.982,913,906
Ecuador16.417,373,662
El Salvador16.86,453,553
Honduras17.29,746,117
Vietnam17.396,462,106
Dominican Republic17.510,738,958
Brazil17.5211,049,527
Turkey17.683,429,615
Uzbekistan1832,981,716
Nicaragua18.36,545,502
Peru18.432,510,453
Samoa18.6197,097
Paraguay18.77,044,636
Belize18.9390,353
Egypt19100,388,073
Marshall Islands19.358,791
Algeria19.643,053,054
Kazakhstan19.618,551,427
Mongolia21.13,225,167
Guatemala21.317,581,472
Philippines21.4108,116,615
Morocco21.936,471,769
Maldives22530,953
Trinidad And Tobago22.31,394,973
Indonesia22.7270,625,568
Azerbaijan23.810,047,718
Suriname24.5581,372
Kyrgyzstan25.96,415,850
Nepal27.928,608,710
Tuvalu2911,646
Botswana29.62,303,697
Rwanda29.712,626,950
Guyana30.4782,766
South Africa3158,558,270
Bangladesh31.7163,046,161
Tajikistan31.89,321,018
Kiribati32.1117,606
Bhutan32.1763,092
Zimbabwe32.714,645,468
Turkmenistan34.35,942,089
Namibia35.12,494,530
Ghana35.230,417,856
Bolivia35.311,513,100
Papua New Guinea36.38,776,109
Kenya37.152,573,973
Iraq37.539,309,783
India39.11,366,417,754
Tanzania39.958,005,463
Madagascar41.226,969,307
Togo42.28,082,366
Malawi43.418,628,747
Gabon44.12,172,579
Eritrea453,497,117
Sao Tome And Principe45.3215,056
Djibouti45.8973,560
Yemen4629,161,922
Lesotho46.12,125,268
Haiti46.811,263,077
Cambodia47.416,486,542
Sudan48.842,813,238
Senegal49.116,296,364
Ethiopia49.6112,078,730
Laos49.97,169,455
Guinea5012,771,246
Cameroon5125,876,380
Mauritania51.94,525,696
Western Sahara51.9582,463
Pakistan52.1216,565,318
Liberia52.24,937,374
Benin52.811,801,151
Uganda56.144,269,594
Burundi58.811,530,580
Comoros60850,886
Zambia61.117,861,030
South Sudan62.811,062,113
Equatorial Guinea65.21,355,986
Mozambique65.930,366,036
Angola67.631,825,295
Sierra Leone68.47,813,215
Mali69.519,658,031
Nigeria69.8200,963,599
Burkina Faso72.220,321,378
Niger81.123,310,715
Chad85.415,946,876
Guinea Bissau85.71,920,922
Central African Republic86.34,745,185
Somalia94.815,442,905
Afghanistan110.638,041,754