Lesotho: Neonatal mortality

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 Lesotho

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

 Latest value 35
 Year 2022
 Measure deaths per 1000 births
 Data availability 1960 - 2022
 Average 46
 Min - Max 35 - 66
 Source UNICEF
For that indicator, we provide data for Lesotho from 1960 to 2022. The average value for Lesotho during that period was 46 deaths per 1000 births with a minimum of 35 deaths per 1000 births in 2022 and a maximum of 66 deaths per 1000 births in 1964. The latest value from 2022 is 35 deaths per 1000 births. For comparison, the world average in 2022 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
Lesotho - Neonatal mortality - Recent values chart

Historical chart
Lesotho - Neonatal mortality - historical chart - 1960-2022




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.

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 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Maternal mortality 566 2020 deaths per 100,000 births
 Neonatal mortality 35 2022 deaths per 1000 births
 Infant mortality 57 2021 deaths per 1000 live births
 Child mortality 73 2021 deaths per 1000 births
 Child mortality, female 66 2021 deaths per 1000 births
 Child mortality, male 79 2021 deaths per 1000 births
 Older child mortality rate 5 2021 deaths per 1000 births
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