Infant Mortality Rate By Country 2021

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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 significantly decreased all over the world.

Infant mortality in the United States is mostly caused by congenital disabilities, 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 than raw statistics. Infant mortality is defined differently in different countries. For example, some countries don't include stillborn babies born or use a different definition of an infant.

In countries where infant mortality is high, several factors are attributed to necessitating these deaths. Among these are poverty, malaria, malnutrition, undeveloped infrastructure, and poor health facilities conditions. Many countries with high infant mortality rates also have high birth rates and fertility rates.

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, so pregnancy complications are often untreated. Afghanistan has a fertility rate of 4.412 births per woman, well above the global average of 2.4, and a birth rate of 37.9, the 12th-highest globally.

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 sound healthcare system.

Infant Mortality Rate By Country 2021

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Infant Mortality Rate By Country 2021

* Infant Mortality Rate is number of deaths per 1,000 live births
Country Infant Mortality Rate 2021 Population
Afghanistan110.639,835,428
Somalia94.816,359,504
Central African Republic86.34,919,981
Guinea Bissau85.72,015,494
Chad85.416,914,985
Niger81.125,130,817
Burkina Faso72.221,497,096
Nigeria69.8211,400,708
Mali69.520,855,735
Sierra Leone68.48,141,343
Dr Congo68.292,377,993
Angola67.633,933,610
Mozambique65.932,163,047
Equatorial Guinea65.21,449,896
South Sudan62.811,381,378
Zambia61.118,920,651
Gambia60.22,486,945
Comoros60888,451
Burundi58.812,255,433
Uganda56.147,123,531
Ivory Coast55.827,053,629
Republic Of The Congo54.95,657,013
Benin52.812,451,040
Liberia52.25,180,203
Pakistan52.1225,199,937
Western Sahara51.9611,875
Mauritania51.94,775,119
Cameroon5127,224,265
Guinea5013,497,244
Laos49.97,379,358
Ethiopia49.6117,876,227
Senegal49.117,196,301
Sudan48.844,909,353
Eswatini48.41,172,362
Cambodia47.416,946,438
Haiti46.811,541,685
Lesotho46.12,159,079
Yemen4630,490,640
Djibouti45.81,002,187
Sao Tome And Principe45.3223,368
Eritrea453,601,467
Gabon44.12,278,825
Malawi43.419,647,684
Togo42.28,478,250
Madagascar41.228,427,328
Tanzania39.961,498,437
India39.11,393,409,038
Iraq37.541,179,350
Kenya37.154,985,698
Papua New Guinea36.39,119,010
Myanmar35.854,806,012
Bolivia35.311,832,940
Ghana35.231,732,129
Timor Leste35.11,343,873
Namibia35.12,587,344
Turkmenistan34.36,117,924
Zimbabwe32.715,092,171
Kiribati32.1121,392
Bhutan32.1779,898
Tajikistan31.89,749,627
Bangladesh31.7166,303,498
South Africa3160,041,994
Guyana30.4790,326
Rwanda29.713,276,513
Botswana29.62,397,241
Tuvalu2911,931
Nepal27.929,674,920
Kyrgyzstan25.96,628,356
Suriname24.5591,800
Azerbaijan23.810,223,342
Indonesia22.7276,361,783
Trinidad And Tobago22.31,403,375
North Korea22.125,887,041
Maldives22543,617
Cape Verde21.9561,898
Morocco21.937,344,795
Philippines21.4111,046,913
Guatemala21.318,249,860
Mongolia21.13,329,289
Micronesia19.8116,254
Kazakhstan19.618,994,962
Algeria19.644,616,624
Marshall Islands19.359,610
Egypt19104,258,327
Belize18.9404,914
Paraguay18.77,219,638
Samoa18.6200,149
Peru18.433,359,418
Nicaragua18.36,702,385
Uzbekistan1833,935,763
Turkey17.685,042,738
Dominican Republic17.510,953,703
Brazil17.5213,993,437
Vietnam17.398,168,833
Honduras17.210,062,991
El Salvador16.86,518,499
Ecuador16.417,888,475
Iran15.985,028,759
Georgia15.23,979,765
Syria14.818,275,702
Solomon Islands14.7703,996
Vanuatu14.4314,464
Jordan14.210,269,021
Colombia13.651,265,844
Saudi Arabia13.235,340,683
Cook Islands1317,565
Jamaica12.82,973,463
Oman12.85,223,375
Northern Mariana Islands12.757,917
Armenia12.72,968,127
Guam12.6170,179
Malaysia12.532,776,194
Montserrat12.34,977
Venezuela12.228,704,954
British Virgin Islands12.130,421
Antigua And Barbuda12.198,731
Tunisia12.111,935,766
Saint Vincent And The Grenadines12111,263
Moldova124,024,019
China121,444,216,107
Albania11.92,872,933
Mexico11.6130,262,216
American Samoa11.355,100
Tonga11.3106,760
Bahamas11.3396,913
Saint Lucia10.9184,400
Libya10.86,958,532
Aruba10.7107,204
Palau10.618,169
Dominica10.672,167
Barbados10.2287,711
Turks And Caicos Islands10.139,231
Seychelles1098,908
United Arab Emirates109,991,089
Panama9.94,381,579
Mauritius9.81,273,433
Argentina9.845,605,826
Grenada9.7113,021
Brunei9.6441,532
Fiji9.5902,906
Romania9.419,127,774
Croatia9.34,081,651
Thailand9.269,950,850
Greenland8.956,877
Bahrain8.91,748,296
Saint Kitts And Nevis8.453,544
Bulgaria8.46,896,663
Sri Lanka8.421,497,310
Uruguay8.33,485,151
Sint Maarten8.143,412
Costa Rica85,139,052
United States Virgin Islands7.9104,226
Cyprus7.91,215,584
Nauru7.810,876
Ukraine7.843,466,819
Curacao7.5164,798
Lebanon7.46,769,146
Kuwait74,328,550
Russia6.8145,912,025
Chile6.619,212,361
Saint Pierre And Miquelon6.55,766
Puerto Rico6.42,828,255
Qatar6.22,930,528
Gibraltar5.933,698
Cayman Islands5.966,497
Serbia5.88,697,550
United States5.8332,915,073
Bosnia And Herzegovina5.53,263,466
Faroe Islands5.449,049
New Caledonia5.2288,218
Latvia5.21,866,942
Slovakia5.15,460,721
Hungary4.99,634,164
French Polynesia4.6282,530
Greece4.610,370,744
Canada4.538,067,903
New Zealand4.44,860,643
Cuba4.411,317,505
Poland4.437,797,005
Wallis And Futuna4.311,094
San Marino4.334,017
Portugal4.310,167,925
Taiwan4.323,855,010
Australia4.325,788,215
United Kingdom4.368,207,116
Liechtenstein4.238,250
Isle Of Man485,410
Denmark45,813,298
Slovenia3.92,078,724
Estonia3.81,325,185
Lithuania3.82,689,862
Andorra3.677,355
Ireland3.64,982,907
Switzerland3.68,715,494
Belarus3.69,442,862
Netherlands3.617,173,099
Malta3.5442,784
Luxembourg3.4634,814
Israel3.48,789,774
Austria3.49,043,070
Belgium3.411,632,326
Germany3.483,900,473
Anguilla3.315,117
Spain3.346,745,216
Italy3.360,367,477
France3.265,426,179
Macau3.1658,394
South Korea351,305,186
Hong Kong2.77,552,810
Sweden2.610,160,169
Czech Republic2.610,724,555
Bermuda2.562,090
Norway2.55,465,630
Finland2.55,548,360
Singapore2.45,896,686
Iceland2.1343,353
Japan2126,050,804
Monaco1.839,511

Infant Mortality Rate By Country 2021