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Which Country Suffers from the Highest Mortality Under 5 Years?

Mortality Rate, Under 5 Years (Per 1,000 Live Births), 2019
Health Care | December 30, 2020
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Based on a comparison of 172 countries in 2019, Nigeria ranked the highest in mortality rate, under 5 years per 1,000 live births with 117 followed by Somalia and Chad. On the other end of the scale was Iceland with 2.00, Slovenia with 2.10 and Montenegro with 2.30.

Average mortality rate, under 5 years per 1,000 live births reached 37.7 in 2019 in the World according to World Bank / WHO. This is 2.84 % more than in the previous year and -43.0 % less than 10 years ago.

Historically, average mortality rate, under 5 years per 1,000 live births reached an all time high of 183 in 1960 and an all time low of 37.7 in 2019. The average annual growth amounted to -2.59 % since 1960.

Data for more countries are available at Mortality Rate, Under 5 Years (Per 1,000 Live Births) indicator page.

Mortality Rate, Under 5 Years (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 104 102 99.6 97.4 95.1
Burkina Faso 108 104 101 97.0 93.9
Central African Republic 136 131 127 122 118
Chad 137 133 129 126 122
Dem. Republic of the Congo 104 100 97.2 93.9 90.8
Equatorial Guinea 101 97.4 94.0 90.8 87.7
Guinea 111 110 108 105 103
Lesotho 94.8 94.2 94.1 90.6 88.7
Liberia 93.8 94.3 91.0 89.3 87.9
Mali 117 113 109 105 101
Niger 103 98.5 94.0 90.2 86.6
Nigeria 130 129 127 125 123
Sierra Leone 140 138 138 123 118
Somalia 142 137 133 128 124
South Sudan 96.8 96.3 96.2 96.2 96.2