India: Child mortality

(measure: deaths per 1000 births; Source: UNICEF)
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India: Deaths of children under five years of age per 1000 live births, 1960 - 2019:

For that indicator, we provide data for India from 1960 to 2019. The average value for India during that period was 134 deaths per 1000 births with a minimum of 34 deaths per 1000 births in 2019 and a maximum of 241 deaths per 1000 births in 1960. The latest value from 2019 is 34 deaths per 1000 births. For comparison, the world average in 2019 based on 187 countries is 27 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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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.
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