Thematic Map > Infant mortality rate - Africa

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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. This rate is often used as an indicator of the level of health in a country.

Description: The map displayed here shows how Infant mortality rate varies by country. The shade of the country corresponds to the magnitude of the indicator. The darker the shade, the higher the value.

Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2019

See also: Infant mortality rate bar chart

 

CountryInfant mortality rate (deaths/1,000 live births)Year
Somalia932018
Central African Republic842018
Niger792018
Chad722018
Mali682018
Congo, Democratic Republic of the672018
Sierra Leone672018
Angola662018
Mozambique642018
Equatorial Guinea632018
Nigeria632018
Cote d'Ivoire632018
Zambia592018
Gambia, The582018
Comoros582018
Burundi572018
Guinea552018
Guinea-Bissau552018
Burkina Faso552018
Uganda552018
Congo, Republic of the542018
Benin522018
Liberia512018
Western Sahara512018
Mauritania512018
Cameroon502018
Ethiopia482018
Senegal482018
Swaziland472018
Lesotho452018
Eritrea442018
Djibouti442018
Sudan442018
Sao Tome and Principe442018
Malawi422018
Togo412018
Madagascar402018
Tanzania392018
Kenya362018
Ghana342018
Namibia342018
Gabon332018
Zimbabwe322018
South Africa302018
Rwanda292018
Botswana292018
Cape Verde212018
Morocco212018
Algeria192018
Egypt182018
Tunisia122018
Libya112018
Seychelles102018
Mauritius102018