Afghanistan: Neonatal mortality

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 Afghanistan

Neonates dying before 28 days of age, per 1,000 births

 Latest value 34
 Year 2021
 Measure deaths per 1000 births
 Data availability 1987 - 2021
 Average 56
 Min - Max 34 - 79
 Source UNICEF
For that indicator, we provide data for Afghanistan from 1987 to 2021. The average value for Afghanistan during that period was 56 deaths per 1000 births with a minimum of 34 deaths per 1000 births in 2021 and a maximum of 79 deaths per 1000 births in 1987. The latest value from 2021 is 34 deaths per 1000 births. For comparison, the world average in 2021 based on 187 countries is 12 deaths per 1000 births. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Recent values chart
Afghanistan - Neonatal mortality - recent values

Historical chart
Afghanistan - Neonatal mortality - historical chart - 1987-2021




Definition: Neonatal mortality rate is the number of neonates dying before reaching 28 days of age, per 1,000 live births in a given year.


 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Maternal mortality 620 2020 deaths per 100,000 births
 Neonatal mortality 34 2021 deaths per 1000 births
 Infant mortality 43 2021 deaths per 1000 live births
 Child mortality 56 2021 deaths per 1000 births
 Child mortality, female 52 2021 deaths per 1000 births
 Child mortality, male 59 2021 deaths per 1000 births
 Older child mortality rate 2 2021 deaths per 1000 births
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