Based on a comparison of 172 countries in 2020, Lesotho ranked the highest in neonatal mortality per 1,000 live births with 44.3 followed by Pakistan and South Sudan. On the other end of the scale was Singapore with 0.800, Japan with 0.800 and Estonia with 0.900.
Average neonatal mortality per 1,000 live births reached 17.0 in 2020 in the World according to World Bank / WHO. This is 5.29 % less than in the previous year and -30.0 % less than 10 years ago.
Historically, average neonatal mortality per 1,000 live births reached an all time high of 36.7 in 1990 and an all time low of 17.0 in 2020. The average annual growth amounted to -2.53 % since 1960.
Data for more countries are available at Neonatal Mortality (Per 1,000 Live Births) indicator page.
|Neonatal Mortality (Per 1,000 Live Births)||Unit||2000||2001||2002||2003||2004||2005||2006||2007||2008||2009||2010||2011||2012||2013||2014||2015||2016||2017||2018||2019||2020|
|Central African Republic||43.2||42.5||41.7||41.0||40.2|