Infant Mortality Rate By Country 2020

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. The mortality rate in the United States is 5.8. This rate is significantly higher than other, comparable developed countries, but the reason is more complicated that just the raw statistics. Infant mortality is defined differently in different countries. For example, some countries don't include stillborn babies as having been born or use a different definition of infant.

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.

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 By Country 2020

* Infant Mortality Rate is number of deaths per 1,000 live births
Country Infant Mortality Rate Population 2020
Monaco1.839,242
Japan2126,476,461
Iceland2.1341,243
Singapore2.45,850,342
Finland2.55,540,720
Norway2.55,421,241
Bermuda2.562,278
Sweden2.610,099,265
Hong Kong2.77,496,981
Macau3.1649,335
France3.265,273,511
Italy3.360,461,826
Anguilla3.315,003
Spain3.346,754,778
Germany3.483,783,942
Israel3.48,655,535
Austria3.49,006,398
Luxembourg3.4625,978
Belgium3.411,589,623
Malta3.5441,543
Belarus3.69,449,323
Andorra3.677,265
Ireland3.64,937,786
Netherlands3.617,134,872
Switzerland3.68,654,622
Estonia3.81,326,535
Lithuania3.82,722,289
Slovenia3.92,078,938
Denmark45,792,202
Isle Of Man485,033
Liechtenstein4.238,128
Taiwan4.323,816,775
Australia4.325,499,884
Portugal4.310,196,709
San Marino4.333,931
United Kingdom4.367,886,011
Wallis And Futuna4.311,239
Cuba4.411,326,616
New Zealand4.44,822,233
Poland4.437,846,611
Canada4.537,742,154
French Polynesia4.6280,908
Greece4.610,423,054
Hungary4.99,660,351
Slovakia5.15,459,642
Latvia5.21,886,198
New Caledonia5.2285,498
Faroe Islands5.448,863
Bosnia And Herzegovina5.53,280,819
Serbia5.88,737,371
United States5.8331,002,651
Cayman Islands5.965,722
Gibraltar5.933,691
Qatar6.22,881,053
Puerto Rico6.42,860,853
Saint Pierre And Miquelon6.55,794
Chile6.619,116,201
Russia6.8145,934,462
Kuwait74,270,571
Lebanon7.46,825,445
Nauru7.810,824
Ukraine7.843,733,762
Cyprus7.91,207,359
Costa Rica85,094,118
Sint Maarten8.142,876
Uruguay8.33,473,730
Bulgaria8.46,948,445
Sri Lanka8.421,413,249
Saint Kitts And Nevis8.453,199
Greenland8.956,770
Bahrain8.91,701,575
Thailand9.269,799,978
Croatia9.34,105,267
Romania9.419,237,691
Fiji9.5896,445
Brunei9.6437,479
Grenada9.7112,523
Argentina9.845,195,774
Mauritius9.81,271,768
Panama9.94,314,767
Seychelles1098,347
United Arab Emirates109,890,402
Turks And Caicos Islands10.138,717
Barbados10.2287,375
Dominica10.671,986
Palau10.618,094
Aruba10.7106,766
Libya10.86,871,292
Saint Lucia10.9183,627
American Samoa11.355,191
Tonga11.3105,695
Mexico11.6128,932,753
Albania11.92,877,797
China121,439,323,776
Moldova124,033,963
Saint Vincent And The Grenadines12110,940
Antigua And Barbuda12.197,929
Tunisia12.111,818,619
British Virgin Islands12.130,231
Venezuela12.228,435,940
Montserrat12.34,992
Malaysia12.532,365,999
Guam12.6168,775
Armenia12.72,963,243
Northern Mariana Islands12.757,559
Jamaica12.82,961,167
Oman12.85,106,626
Cook Islands1317,564
Saudi Arabia13.234,813,871
Colombia13.650,882,891
Jordan14.210,203,134
Vanuatu14.4307,145
Solomon Islands14.7686,884
Syria14.817,500,658
Georgia15.23,989,167
Iran15.983,992,949
Ecuador16.417,643,054
El Salvador16.86,486,205
Honduras17.29,904,607
Vietnam17.397,338,579
Dominican Republic17.510,847,910
Brazil17.5212,559,417
Turkey17.684,339,067
Uzbekistan1833,469,203
Nicaragua18.36,624,554
Peru18.432,971,854
Samoa18.6198,414
Paraguay18.77,132,538
Belize18.9397,628
Egypt19102,334,404
Marshall Islands19.359,190
Algeria19.643,851,044
Kazakhstan19.618,776,707
Mongolia21.13,278,290
Guatemala21.317,915,568
Philippines21.4109,581,078
Morocco21.936,910,560
Maldives22540,544
Trinidad And Tobago22.31,399,488
Indonesia22.7273,523,615
Azerbaijan23.810,139,177
Suriname24.5586,632
Kyrgyzstan25.96,524,195
Nepal27.929,136,808
Tuvalu2911,792
Botswana29.62,351,627
Rwanda29.712,952,218
Guyana30.4786,552
South Africa3159,308,690
Bangladesh31.7164,689,383
Tajikistan31.89,537,645
Kiribati32.1119,449
Bhutan32.1771,608
Zimbabwe32.714,862,924
Turkmenistan34.36,031,200
Namibia35.12,540,905
Ghana35.231,072,940
Bolivia35.311,673,021
Papua New Guinea36.38,947,024
Kenya37.153,771,296
Iraq37.540,222,493
India39.11,380,004,385
Tanzania39.959,734,218
Madagascar41.227,691,018
Togo42.28,278,724
Malawi43.419,129,952
Gabon44.12,225,734
Eritrea453,546,421
Sao Tome And Principe45.3219,159
Djibouti45.8988,000
Yemen4629,825,964
Lesotho46.12,142,249
Haiti46.811,402,528
Cambodia47.416,718,965
Sudan48.843,849,260
Senegal49.116,743,927
Ethiopia49.6114,963,588
Laos49.97,275,560
Guinea5013,132,795
Cameroon5126,545,863
Mauritania51.94,649,658
Western Sahara51.9597,339
Pakistan52.1220,892,340
Liberia52.25,057,681
Benin52.812,123,200
Uganda56.145,741,007
Burundi58.811,890,784
Comoros60869,601
Zambia61.118,383,955
South Sudan62.811,193,725
Equatorial Guinea65.21,402,985
Mozambique65.931,255,435
Angola67.632,866,272
Sierra Leone68.47,976,983
Mali69.520,250,833
Nigeria69.8206,139,589
Burkina Faso72.220,903,273
Niger81.124,206,644
Chad85.416,425,864
Guinea Bissau85.71,968,001
Central African Republic86.34,829,767
Somalia94.815,893,222
Afghanistan110.638,928,346