India: Neonatal mortality

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 India

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

 Latest value 19
 Year 2021
 Measure deaths per 1000 births
 Data availability 1969 - 2021
 Average 52
 Min - Max 19 - 86
 Source UNICEF
For that indicator, we provide data for India from 1969 to 2021. The average value for India during that period was 52 deaths per 1000 births with a minimum of 19 deaths per 1000 births in 2021 and a maximum of 86 deaths per 1000 births in 1969. The latest value from 2021 is 19 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
India - Neonatal mortality - recent values

Historical chart
India - Neonatal mortality - historical chart - 1969-2021




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 103 2020 deaths per 100,000 births
 Neonatal mortality 19 2021 deaths per 1000 births
 Infant mortality 26 2021 deaths per 1000 live births
 Child mortality 31 2021 deaths per 1000 births
 Child mortality, female 31 2021 deaths per 1000 births
 Child mortality, male 30 2021 deaths per 1000 births
 Older child mortality rate 2 2021 deaths per 1000 births
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