Mortality Rate, Under 5 Years (Per 1,000 Live Births) fell 3.18% to 15.2 in Jamaica in 2017

Mortality Rate, Under 5 Years (Per 1,000 Live Births)
Health Care | Jamaica | February 1, 2019
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Mortality rate, under 5 years per 1,000 live births reached 15.2 in 2017 in Jamaica, according to World Bank / WHO. This is 3.18 % less than in the previous year.

Historically, mortality rate, under 5 years per 1,000 live births in Jamaica reached an all time high of 82.4 in 1960 and an all time low of 15.2 in 2017. When compared to Jamaica's main peers, mortality rate, under 5 years per 1,000 live births in Cuba amounted to 5.40, 29.9 in Dominican Republic and 71.7 in Haiti in 2017.

Jamaica has been ranked 90th within the group of 174 countries we follow in terms of mortality rate, under 5 years per 1,000 live births, 11 places above the position seen 10 years ago.

The under-five mortality rate is the probability per 1,000 that a newborn baby will die before reaching the age of five.

Mortality Rate, Under 5 Years (Per 1,000 Live Births) Unit 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Bahamas 10.8 10.0 9.30 8.60 8.00
Cayman Islands ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
Cuba 5.90 5.80 5.70 5.70 5.60
Dominican Republic 33.9 33.5 32.9 32.3 31.6
Haiti 80.6 79.3 77.9 76.5 75.0
Jamaica 18.2 17.7 17.2 16.7 16.2
Mexico 16.8 16.4 15.9 15.4 14.8
Puerto Rico ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
USA 7.20 7.10 7.00 6.90 6.80