Which Country Suffers from the Highest Infant Mortality?

Infant Mortality (Per 1,000 Live Births), 2017
Health Care | February 1, 2019
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Based on a comparison of 172 countries in 2017, Central African Republic ranked the highest in infant mortality per 1,000 live births with 87.6 followed by Sierra Leone and Somalia. On the other end of the scale was Iceland with 1.60, Slovenia with 1.70 and Japan with 1.90.

Average infant mortality per 1,000 live births reached 29.4 in 2017 in the World according to World Bank / WHO. This is 3.06 % less than in the previous year and -41.5 % 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 29.4 in 2017. The average annual growth amounted to -2.46 % 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 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Benin 71.3 70.4 69.3 68.0 66.6
Central African Republic 99.9 98.0 96.3 93.9 91.6
Chad 83.4 81.7 80.1 78.4 76.7
Dem. Republic of the Congo 82.5 80.4 78.3 76.1 74.1
Equatorial Guinea 78.2 76.0 73.8 71.5 69.4
Guinea 67.4 65.4 63.5 61.6 59.8
Ivory Coast 75.1 73.1 71.2 69.5 67.8
Lesotho 73.0 72.8 72.0 70.9 70.5
Liberia 67.8 65.4 63.2 61.2 59.3
Mali 76.9 74.7 72.8 71.0 69.2
Nigeria 78.3 75.7 73.3 71.0 68.7
Pakistan 71.3 69.7 68.1 66.4 64.6
Sierra Leone 104 99.8 95.8 91.8 88.1
Somalia 94.1 91.6 89.0 86.6 84.3
South Sudan 65.7 63.7 62.8 62.5 62.5