Mortality rate, infant, female (per 1,000 live births)

Definition: Infant mortality rate, female is the number of female infants dying before reaching one year of age, per 1,000 female live births in a given year.

Description: The map below shows how Mortality rate, infant, female (per 1,000 live births) varies by country. The shade of the country corresponds to the magnitude of the indicator. The darker the shade, the higher the value. The country with the highest value in the world is Angola, with a value of 87.90. The country with the lowest value in the world is Luxembourg, with a value of 1.30.

Source: Estimates developed by the UN Inter-agency Group for Child Mortality Estimation (UNICEF, WHO, World Bank, UN DESA Population Division) at www.childmortality.org.

See also: Country ranking, Time series comparison

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Aggregation method: Weighted average

Periodicity: Annual

General Comments: Relevance to gender indicator: Infant mortality rates are higher for boys than for girls in countries in which parental gender preferences are insignificant.