Which Country Suffers from the Highest Mortality Under 5 Years?

Mortality Rate, Under 5 Years (Per 1,000 Live Births), 2017
Health Care | February 1, 2019
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Based on a comparison of 172 countries in 2017, Somalia ranked the highest in mortality rate, under 5 years per 1,000 live births with 127 followed by Chad and Central African Republic. On the other end of the scale was Iceland with 2.10, Slovenia with 2.10 and Finland with 2.30.

Average mortality rate, under 5 years per 1,000 live births reached 39.1 in 2017 in the World according to World Bank / WHO. This is 3.58 % less than in the previous year and -49.1 % 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 39.1 in 2017. The average annual growth amounted to -2.67 % 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 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Benin 112 111 109 106 104
Central African Republic 147 143 139 135 130
Chad 146 142 138 135 131
Dem. Republic of the Congo 112 108 105 101 97.6
Equatorial Guinea 110 106 103 99.3 96.0
Guinea 105 102 98.2 94.9 91.7
Guinea Bissau 108 103 98.4 94.5 90.7
Ivory Coast 107 104 101 97.7 94.9
Lesotho 98.4 97.4 95.8 94.7 93.8
Mali 131 126 122 118 114
Niger 116 110 104 98.6 93.5
Nigeria 125 120 116 112 108
Sierra Leone 154 146 137 129 122
Somalia 154 149 144 140 136
South Sudan 102 98.6 96.9 96.4 96.4