Infant mortality rate (deaths/1,000 live births)

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Country2000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012
Afghanistan149.28147.02144.76142.48165.96163.07160.23157.43154.67151.95151.5149.2121.63

Definition of Infant mortality rate: This entry gives the number of deaths of infants under one year old in a given year per 1,000 live births in the same year; included is the total death rate, and deaths by sex, male and female. This rate is often used as an indicator of the level of health in a country.

Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2011