Based on a comparison of 172 countries in 2019, Lesotho ranked the highest in neonatal mortality per 1,000 live births with 42.8 followed by Pakistan and Central African Republic. On the other end of the scale was Japan with 0.800, Singapore with 0.900 and Iceland with 1.00.
Average neonatal mortality per 1,000 live births reached 17.5 in 2019 in the World according to World Bank / WHO. This is 2.23 % more than in the previous year and -31.3 % less than 10 years ago.
Historically, average neonatal mortality per 1,000 live births reached an all time high of 36.6 in 1990 and an all time low of 17.5 in 2019. The average annual growth amounted to -2.44 % 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||1999||2000||2001||2002||2003||2004||2005||2006||2007||2008||2009||2010||2011||2012||2013||2014||2015||2016||2017||2018||2019|
|Central African Republic||44.5||43.7||42.9||42.1||41.4|