Infant Mortality (Per 1,000 Live Births) fell 2.96% to 13.1 in Jamaica in 2017

Infant Mortality (Per 1,000 Live Births)
Health Care | Jamaica | February 1, 2019
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Infant mortality per 1,000 live births reached 13.1 in 2017 in Jamaica, according to World Bank / WHO. This is 2.96 % less than in the previous year.

Historically, infant mortality per 1,000 live births in Jamaica reached an all time high of 60.8 in 1960 and an all time low of 13.1 in 2017. When compared to Jamaica's main peers, infant mortality per 1,000 live births in Cuba amounted to 4.10, 25.0 in Dominican Republic and 53.9 in Haiti in 2017.

Jamaica has been ranked 91st within the group of 174 countries we follow in terms of infant mortality per 1,000 live births, 10 places above the position seen 10 years ago.

The infant mortality rate is the number of infants dying before reaching one year of age per 1,000 live births in a given year.

Infant Mortality (Per 1,000 Live Births) Unit 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Bahamas 8.70 8.10 7.50 6.90 6.40
Cayman Islands ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
Cuba 4.50 4.50 4.40 4.30 4.30
Dominican Republic 28.0 27.7 27.2 26.8 26.2
Haiti 59.6 58.8 57.9 57.0 56.1
Jamaica 15.6 15.2 14.8 14.3 13.9
Mexico 14.5 14.1 13.7 13.2 12.7
Puerto Rico ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
USA 6.10 6.10 6.00 5.90 5.80