Botswana: Child mortality

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 Botswana

Deaths of children under five years of age per 1000 live births

 Latest value 35
 Year 2021
 Measure deaths per 1000 births
 Data availability 1960 - 2021
 Average 80
 Min - Max 35 - 166
 Source UNICEF
For that indicator, we provide data for Botswana from 1960 to 2021. The average value for Botswana during that period was 80 deaths per 1000 births with a minimum of 35 deaths per 1000 births in 2021 and a maximum of 166 deaths per 1000 births in 1960. The latest value from 2021 is 35 deaths per 1000 births. For comparison, the world average in 2021 based on 187 countries is 26 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
Botswana - Child mortality - Recent values chart

Historical chart
Botswana - Child mortality - historical chart - 1960-2021




Definition: Under-five mortality rate is the probability per 1,000 that a newborn baby will die before reaching age five, if subject to age-specific mortality rates of the specified year.


 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Maternal mortality 186 2020 deaths per 100,000 births
 Neonatal mortality 18 2021 deaths per 1000 births
 Infant mortality 28 2021 deaths per 1000 live births
 Child mortality 35 2021 deaths per 1000 births
 Child mortality, female 31 2021 deaths per 1000 births
 Child mortality, male 38 2021 deaths per 1000 births
 Older child mortality rate 4 2021 deaths per 1000 births
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