Neonatal mortality per 1,000 live births reached 17.1 in 2017 in Iraq, according to World Bank / WHO. This is 2.84 % less than in the previous year.
Historically, neonatal mortality per 1,000 live births in Iraq reached an all time high of 29.8 in 1983 and an all time low of 17.1 in 2017. When compared to Iraq's main peers, neonatal mortality per 1,000 live births in Iran amounted to 9.10, 4.30 in Kuwait, 3.90 in Saudi Arabia and 8.70 in Syria in 2017.
Iraq has been ranked 61st within the group of 174 countries we follow in terms of neonatal mortality per 1,000 live births, 4 places above 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.