Based on a comparison of 172 countries in 2017, Pakistan ranked the highest in neonatal mortality per 1,000 live births with 44.2 followed by Central African Republic and South Sudan. On the other end of the scale was Japan with 0.900, Iceland with 1.00 and Singapore with 1.10.
Average neonatal mortality per 1,000 live births reached 18.0 in 2017 in the World according to World Bank / WHO. This is 2.78 % less than in the previous year and -35.0 % 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 18.0 in 2017. The average annual growth amounted to -2.59 % 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||1997||1998||1999||2000||2001||2002||2003||2004||2005||2006||2007||2008||2009||2010||2011||2012||2013||2014||2015||2016||2017|
|Central African Republic||46.1||45.3||44.6||43.9||43.1|