Country Comparison > Infant mortality rate

RankCountryInfant mortality rate (deaths/1,000 live births)
1Afghanistan121.63
2Niger109.98
3Mali109.08
4Somalia103.72
5Central African Republic97.17
6Guinea-Bissau94.4
7Chad93.61
8Angola83.53
9Burkina Faso79.84
10Malawi79.02
11Mozambique76.85
12Sierra Leone76.64
13Congo, Democratic Republic of the76.63
14Ethiopia75.29
15Equatorial Guinea75.18
16Nigeria74.36
17Congo, Republic of the74.22
18Liberia72.71
19South Sudan71.83
20Gambia, The69.58
21Comoros68.97
22Tanzania65.74
23Zambia64.61
24Cote d'Ivoire63.2
25Rwanda62.51
26Pakistan61.27
27Uganda61.22
28Burundi60.32
29Benin60.03
30Cameroon59.7
31Swaziland59.57
32Guinea59.04
33Western Sahara58.96
34Mauritania58.93
35Laos57.77
36Sudan55.63
37Senegal55.16
38Cambodia54.08
39Yemen53.5
40Lesotho53.44
41Djibouti53.31
42Haiti52.44
43Sao Tome and Principe51.83
44Madagascar50.09
45Togo49.87
46Gabon49
47Bangladesh48.99
48Burma47.74
49Ghana47.26
50India46.07
51Namibia45.61
52Vanuatu45.57
53Kenya43.61
54Nepal43.13
55South Africa42.67
56Bhutan42.17
57Papua New Guinea42.05
58Iran41.11
59Bolivia40.94
60Turkmenistan40.89
61Eritrea40.34
62Iraq40.25
63Kiribati37.68
64Tajikistan37.33
65East Timor36.78
66Mongolia36
67Guyana35.59
68Tuvalu33.55
69Kyrgyzstan30.78
70Suriname28.94
71Azerbaijan28.76
72Zimbabwe28.23
73Indonesia26.99
74Trinidad and Tobago26.73
75Morocco26.49
76Maldives26.46
77Korea, North26.21
78Cape Verde26.02
79Guatemala25.16
80Tunisia24.98
81Algeria24.9
82Egypt24.23
83Micronesia, Federated States of23.51
84Turkey23.07
85Kazakhstan23.06
86Marshall Islands22.93
87Paraguay22.24
88Nicaragua21.86
89Samoa21.85
90Peru21.5
91Belize21.37
92Dominican Republic21.3
93Uzbekistan21.2
94Brazil20.5
95Vietnam20.24
96Venezuela20.18
97Honduras19.85
98El Salvador19.66
99Libya19.34
100Ecuador19.06
101Philippines18.75
102Armenia18.21
103Solomon Islands17.25
104Mexico16.77
105Gaza Strip16.55
106Bulgaria16.13
107Colombia15.92
108Thailand15.9
109Jordan15.83
110Saint Helena15.8
111China15.62
112Saudi Arabia15.61
113Lebanon15.32
114Cook Islands15.3
115Syria15.12
116Oman14.95
117Montserrat14.69
118Georgia14.68
119Malaysia14.57
120West Bank14.47
121British Virgin Islands14.43
122Jamaica14.3
123Antigua and Barbuda14.17
124Albania14.12
125Saint Vincent and the Grenadines13.86
126Moldova13.65
127Tonga13.21
128Bahamas, The13.09
129Aruba12.51
130Saint Lucia12.39
131Dominica12.38
132Palau12.1
133Turks and Caicos Islands11.63
134Barbados11.63
135United Arab Emirates11.59
136Seychelles11.35
137Panama11.32
138Mauritius11.2
139Brunei11.15
140Grenada11.12
141Fiji10.73
142Romania10.73
143Argentina10.52
144Botswana10.49
145Bahrain10.2
146Russia9.88
147Greenland9.83
148Sri Lanka9.47
149Uruguay9.44
150Saint Kitts and Nevis9.43
151American Samoa9.42
152Costa Rica9.2
153Nauru8.51
154Bosnia and Herzegovina8.47
155Ukraine8.38
156Macedonia8.32
157Latvia8.24
158Puerto Rico7.9
159Kuwait7.87
160Chile7.36
161Saint Pierre and Miquelon7.29
162Virgin Islands7.09
163Estonia6.94
164Qatar6.81
165Gibraltar6.55
166Cayman Islands6.49
167Slovakia6.47
168Poland6.42
169Serbia6.4
170Lithuania6.18
171Belarus6.16
172Croatia6.06
173United States5.98
174Faroe Islands5.94
175Guam5.72
176Northern Mariana Islands5.69
177New Caledonia5.62
178Hungary5.24
179Taiwan5.1
180Greece4.92
181French Polynesia4.88
182Canada4.85
183Cuba4.83
184New Zealand4.72
185San Marino4.65
186Wallis and Futuna4.61
187Portugal4.6
188United Kingdom4.56
189Australia4.55
190Liechtenstein4.39
191Luxembourg4.39
192Belgium4.28
193Isle of Man4.27
194Austria4.26
195Denmark4.19
196Slovenia4.12
197Korea, South4.08
198Israel4.07
199Switzerland4.03
200Jersey3.94
201Ireland3.81
202Andorra3.76
203Netherlands3.73
204Czech Republic3.7
205Malta3.65
206Guernsey3.52
207Germany3.51
208Norway3.5
209Anguilla3.44
210Finland3.4
211France3.37
212Spain3.37
213Italy3.36
214Iceland3.18
215Macau3.17
216Hong Kong2.9
217Sweden2.74
218Singapore2.65
219Bermuda2.47
220Japan2.21
221Monaco1.8

Definition: 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, 2012

See also: Infant mortality rate map

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