Neonatal mortality per 1,000 live births reached 5.90 in 2017 in Turkey, according to World Bank / WHO. This is 9.23 % less than in the previous year.
Historically, neonatal mortality per 1,000 live births in Turkey reached an all time high of 64.0 in 1960 and an all time low of 5.90 in 2017. When compared to Turkey's main peers, neonatal mortality per 1,000 live births in Bulgaria amounted to 3.70, 3.00 in Greece, 17.1 in Iraq and 9.10 in Iran in 2017.
Turkey has been ranked 109th within the group of 174 countries we follow in terms of neonatal mortality per 1,000 live births, 18 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.