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
Afghanistan110.638,928,346
Somalia94.815,893,222
Central African Republic86.34,829,767
Guinea Bissau85.71,968,001
Chad85.416,425,864
Niger81.124,206,644
Burkina Faso72.220,903,273
Nigeria69.8206,139,589
Mali69.520,250,833
Sierra Leone68.47,976,983
Dr Congo68.289,561,403
Angola67.632,866,272
Mozambique65.931,255,435
Equatorial Guinea65.21,402,985
South Sudan62.811,193,725
Zambia61.118,383,955
Gambia60.22,416,668
Comoros60869,601
Burundi58.811,890,784
Uganda56.145,741,007
Ivory Coast55.826,378,274
Republic Of The Congo54.95,518,087
Benin52.812,123,200
Liberia52.25,057,681
Pakistan52.1220,892,340
Western Sahara51.9597,339
Mauritania51.94,649,658
Cameroon5126,545,863
Guinea5013,132,795
Laos49.97,275,560
Ethiopia49.6114,963,588
Senegal49.116,743,927
Sudan48.843,849,260
Swaziland48.41,160,164
Cambodia47.416,718,965
Haiti46.811,402,528
Lesotho46.12,142,249
Yemen4629,825,964
Djibouti45.8988,000
Sao Tome And Principe45.3219,159
Eritrea453,546,421
Gabon44.12,225,734
Malawi43.419,129,952
Togo42.28,278,724
Madagascar41.227,691,018
Tanzania39.959,734,218
India39.11,380,004,385
Iraq37.540,222,493
Kenya37.153,771,296
Papua New Guinea36.38,947,024
Myanmar35.854,409,800
Bolivia35.311,673,021
Ghana35.231,072,940
Timor Leste35.11,318,445
Namibia35.12,540,905
Turkmenistan34.36,031,200
Zimbabwe32.714,862,924
Kiribati32.1119,449
Bhutan32.1771,608
Tajikistan31.89,537,645
Bangladesh31.7164,689,383
South Africa3159,308,690
Guyana30.4786,552
Rwanda29.712,952,218
Botswana29.62,351,627
Tuvalu2911,792
Nepal27.929,136,808
Kyrgyzstan25.96,524,195
Suriname24.5586,632
Azerbaijan23.810,139,177
Indonesia22.7273,523,615
Trinidad And Tobago22.31,399,488
North Korea22.125,778,816
Maldives22540,544
Cape Verde21.9555,987
Morocco21.936,910,560
Philippines21.4109,581,078
Guatemala21.317,915,568
Mongolia21.13,278,290
Micronesia19.8115,023
Kazakhstan19.618,776,707
Algeria19.643,851,044
Marshall Islands19.359,190
Egypt19102,334,404
Belize18.9397,628
Paraguay18.77,132,538
Samoa18.6198,414
Peru18.432,971,854
Nicaragua18.36,624,554
Uzbekistan1833,469,203
Turkey17.684,339,067
Dominican Republic17.510,847,910
Brazil17.5212,559,417
Vietnam17.397,338,579
Honduras17.29,904,607
El Salvador16.86,486,205
Ecuador16.417,643,054
Iran15.983,992,949
Georgia15.23,989,167
Syria14.817,500,658
Solomon Islands14.7686,884
Vanuatu14.4307,145
Jordan14.210,203,134
Colombia13.650,882,891
Saudi Arabia13.234,813,871
Cook Islands1317,564
Jamaica12.82,961,167
Oman12.85,106,626
Northern Mariana Islands12.757,559
Armenia12.72,963,243
Guam12.6168,775
Malaysia12.532,365,999
Montserrat12.34,992
Venezuela12.228,435,940
British Virgin Islands12.130,231
Antigua And Barbuda12.197,929
Tunisia12.111,818,619
Saint Vincent And The Grenadines12110,940
Moldova124,033,963
China121,439,323,776
Albania11.92,877,797
Mexico11.6128,932,753
American Samoa11.355,191
Tonga11.3105,695
Bahamas11.3393,244
Saint Lucia10.9183,627
Libya10.86,871,292
Aruba10.7106,766
Palau10.618,094
Dominica10.671,986
Barbados10.2287,375
Turks And Caicos Islands10.138,717
Seychelles1098,347
United Arab Emirates109,890,402
Panama9.94,314,767
Mauritius9.81,271,768
Argentina9.845,195,774
Grenada9.7112,523
Brunei9.6437,479
Fiji9.5896,445
Romania9.419,237,691
Croatia9.34,105,267
Thailand9.269,799,978
Greenland8.956,770
Bahrain8.91,701,575
Saint Kitts And Nevis8.453,199
Bulgaria8.46,948,445
Sri Lanka8.421,413,249
Uruguay8.33,473,730
Sint Maarten8.142,876
Costa Rica85,094,118
United States Virgin Islands7.9104,425
Cyprus7.91,207,359
Nauru7.810,824
Ukraine7.843,733,762
Curacao7.5164,093
Macedonia7.42,083,374
Lebanon7.46,825,445
Kuwait74,270,571
Russia6.8145,934,462
Chile6.619,116,201
Saint Pierre And Miquelon6.55,794
Puerto Rico6.42,860,853
Qatar6.22,881,053
Gibraltar5.933,691
Cayman Islands5.965,722
Serbia5.88,737,371
United States5.8331,002,651
Bosnia And Herzegovina5.53,280,819
Faroe Islands5.448,863
New Caledonia5.2285,498
Latvia5.21,886,198
Slovakia5.15,459,642
Hungary4.99,660,351
French Polynesia4.6280,908
Greece4.610,423,054
Canada4.537,742,154
New Zealand4.44,822,233
Cuba4.411,326,616
Poland4.437,846,611
Wallis And Futuna4.311,239
San Marino4.333,931
Portugal4.310,196,709
Taiwan4.323,816,775
Australia4.325,499,884
United Kingdom4.367,886,011
Liechtenstein4.238,128
Isle Of Man485,033
Denmark45,792,202
Slovenia3.92,078,938
Estonia3.81,326,535
Lithuania3.82,722,289
Andorra3.677,265
Ireland3.64,937,786
Switzerland3.68,654,622
Belarus3.69,449,323
Netherlands3.617,134,872
Malta3.5441,543
Luxembourg3.4625,978
Israel3.48,655,535
Austria3.49,006,398
Belgium3.411,589,623
Germany3.483,783,942
Anguilla3.315,003
Spain3.346,754,778
Italy3.360,461,826
France3.265,273,511
Macau3.1649,335
South Korea351,269,185
Hong Kong2.77,496,981
Sweden2.610,099,265
Czech Republic2.610,708,981
Bermuda2.562,278
Norway2.55,421,241
Finland2.55,540,720
Singapore2.45,850,342
Iceland2.1341,243
Japan2126,476,461
Monaco1.839,242