Neonatal mortality per 1,000 live births reached 3.70 in 2017 in Bulgaria, according to World Bank / WHO. This is 5.13 % less than in the previous year.
Historically, neonatal mortality per 1,000 live births in Bulgaria reached an all time high of 14.6 in 1964 and an all time low of 3.70 in 2017. When compared to Bulgaria's main peers, neonatal mortality per 1,000 live births in Greece amounted to 3.00, 3.70 in Romania, 3.70 in Serbia and 5.90 in Turkey in 2017.
Bulgaria has been ranked 129th within the group of 174 countries we follow in terms of neonatal mortality per 1,000 live births, 6 places behind the position seen 10 years ago.
The neonatal mortality rate is the number of neonates dying before reaching 28 days of age per 1,000 live births in a given year.