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Which Country Suffers from the Highest Infant Mortality?

Infant Mortality (Per 1,000 Live Births), 2019
Health Care | December 30, 2020
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Based on a comparison of 172 countries in 2019, Central African Republic ranked the highest in infant mortality per 1,000 live births with 81.0 followed by Sierra Leone and Nigeria. On the other end of the scale was Iceland with 1.60, Slovenia with 1.70 and Cyprus with 1.80.

Average infant mortality per 1,000 live births reached 28.2 in 2019 in the World according to World Bank / WHO. This is 2.76 % more than in the previous year and -36.9 % less than 10 years ago.

Historically, average infant mortality per 1,000 live births reached an all time high of 121 in 1960 and an all time low of 28.2 in 2019. The average annual growth amounted to -2.40 % since 1960.

Data for more countries are available at Infant Mortality (Per 1,000 Live Births) indicator page.

Infant Mortality (Per 1,000 Live Births) Unit 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Benin 66.8 65.5 64.3 63.0 61.8
Central African Republic 94.6 92.1 89.7 87.4 85.5
Chad 79.3 77.7 76.1 74.4 72.6
Dem. Republic of the Congo 77.7 75.7 73.8 71.8 69.8
Equatorial Guinea 72.4 70.3 68.1 66.1 64.1
Guinea 70.8 69.8 68.7 67.4 66.3
Ivory Coast 68.9 67.0 65.3 63.9 62.2
Lesotho 72.1 71.6 71.9 72.3 71.7
Liberia 68.0 67.4 66.1 65.2 64.3
Mali 70.6 68.7 67.0 65.2 63.5
Nigeria 81.2 80.4 79.5 78.5 77.3
Pakistan 65.4 63.8 62.1 60.5 58.8
Sierra Leone 97.0 94.9 94.2 88.6 85.9
Somalia 87.9 85.3 82.8 80.4 78.2
South Sudan 62.7 62.4 62.4 62.4 62.4