* indicates monthly or quarterly data series

Deaths of children under five years of age per 1000 live births, 2021:

The average for 2021 based on 187 countries was 26 deaths per 1000 births. The highest value was in Niger: 115 deaths per 1000 births and the lowest value was in Estonia: 2 deaths per 1000 births. The indicator is available from 1960 to 2021. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.

Measure: deaths per 1000 births; Source: UNICEF
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* indicates monthly or quarterly data series


Countries Child mortality, 2021 Global rank Available data
Niger 115 1 1967 - 2021
Somalia 112 2 1982 - 2021
Nigeria 111 3 1964 - 2021
Chad 107 4 1972 - 2021
Sierra Leone 105 5 1960 - 2021
C.A. Republic 100 6 1960 - 2021
Guinea 99 7 1960 - 2021
Mali 97 8 1963 - 2021
Benin 84 9 1960 - 2021
Burkina Faso 83 10 1960 - 2021
DR Congo 79 11 1969 - 2021
Eq. Guinea 77 12 1982 - 2021
Liberia 76 13 1960 - 2021
Ivory Coast 75 14 1960 - 2021
G.-Bissau 74 15 1985 - 2021
Lesotho 73 16 1960 - 2021
Cameroon 70 17 1960 - 2021
Mozambique 70 18 1963 - 2021
Angola 69 19 1980 - 2021
Madagascar 66 20 1968 - 2021
Pakistan 63 21 1960 - 2021
Togo 63 22 1960 - 2021
Yemen 62 23 1960 - 2021
Haiti 59 24 1960 - 2021
Zambia 58 25 1960 - 2021
Afghanistan 56 26 1960 - 2021
Sudan 55 27 1960 - 2021
Djibouti 54 28 1976 - 2021
Burundi 53 29 1964 - 2021
Swaziland 53 30 1960 - 2021
Comoros 50 31 1970 - 2021
Zimbabwe 50 32 1960 - 2021
Gambia 48 33 1960 - 2021
Kiribati 48 34 1960 - 2021
Ethiopia 47 35 1966 - 2021
Tanzania 47 36 1960 - 2021
Ghana 44 37 1960 - 2021
Laos 43 38 1978 - 2021
Papua N.G. 43 39 1960 - 2021
R. of Congo 43 40 1960 - 2021
Burma 42 41 1968 - 2021
Malawi 42 42 1961 - 2021
Uganda 42 43 1960 - 2021
Mauritania 41 44 1960 - 2021
Turkmenistan 41 45 1977 - 2021
Gabon 40 46 1960 - 2021
Namibia 39 47 1967 - 2021
Rwanda 39 48 1960 - 2021
Senegal 39 49 1960 - 2021
Eritrea 38 50 1974 - 2021
Kenya 37 51 1960 - 2021
Dominica 36 52 1960 - 2021
Botswana 35 53 1960 - 2021
Domin. Rep. 33 54 1960 - 2021
South Africa 33 55 1974 - 2021
India 31 56 1960 - 2021
Tajikistan 31 57 1972 - 2021
Fiji 28 58 1960 - 2021
Guyana 28 59 1960 - 2021
Bangladesh 27 60 1960 - 2021
Bhutan 27 61 1968 - 2021
Nepal 27 62 1960 - 2021
Philippines 26 63 1960 - 2021
Bolivia 25 64 1960 - 2021
Cambodia 25 65 1975 - 2021
Iraq 25 66 1960 - 2021
Micronesia 25 67 1960 - 2021
Saint Lucia 25 68 1960 - 2021
Venezuela 24 69 1960 - 2021
Guatemala 23 70 1960 - 2021
Vanuatu 23 71 1960 - 2021
Algeria 22 72 1960 - 2021
Indonesia 22 73 1960 - 2021
Syria 22 74 1960 - 2021
Tuvalu 21 75 1960 - 2021
Vietnam 21 76 1964 - 2021
Azerbaijan 19 77 1982 - 2021
Egypt 19 78 1960 - 2021
Solomon Isl. 19 79 1960 - 2021
Morocco 18 80 1960 - 2021
Paraguay 18 81 1960 - 2021
Honduras 17 82 1960 - 2021
Kyrgyzstan 17 83 1975 - 2021
Mauritius 17 84 1960 - 2021
Samoa 17 85 1960 - 2021
Suriname 17 86 1983 - 2021
Grenada 16 87 1960 - 2021
Palau 16 88 1965 - 2021
Tr.&Tobago 16 89 1960 - 2021
Tunisia 16 90 1962 - 2021
Jordan 15 91 1960 - 2021
Mongolia 15 92 1978 - 2021
North Korea 15 93 1985 - 2021
Palestine 15 94 1975 - 2021
S.T.&Principe 15 95 1965 - 2021
Brazil 14 96 1960 - 2021
Cape Verde 14 97 1960 - 2021
Moldova 14 98 1971 - 2021
Panama 14 99 1960 - 2021
Peru 14 100 1960 - 2021
St. Vincent & ... 14 101 1960 - 2021
Seychelles 14 102 1960 - 2021
Uzbekistan 14 103 1979 - 2021
Bahamas 13 104 1968 - 2021
Colombia 13 105 1960 - 2021
Ecuador 13 106 1960 - 2021
Iran 13 107 1971 - 2021
Mexico 13 108 1960 - 2021
Nicaragua 13 109 1960 - 2021
Barbados 12 110 1960 - 2021
Brunei 12 111 1960 - 2021
El Salvador 12 112 1960 - 2021
Jamaica 12 113 1960 - 2021
Armenia 11 114 1976 - 2021
Belize 11 115 1967 - 2021
Libya 11 116 1960 - 2021
Tonga 11 117 1963 - 2021
Albania 10 118 1978 - 2021
Georgia 10 119 1975 - 2021
Kazakhstan 10 120 1971 - 2021
Oman 10 121 1960 - 2021
Kuwait 9 122 1960 - 2021
Turkey 9 123 1960 - 2021
Costa Rica 8 124 1960 - 2021
Lebanon 8 125 1960 - 2021
Malaysia 8 126 1960 - 2021
Thailand 8 127 1960 - 2021
Ukraine 8 128 1971 - 2021
Argentina 7 129 1969 - 2021
Bahrain 7 130 1960 - 2021
Chile 7 131 1960 - 2021
China 7 132 1969 - 2021
Saudi Arabia 7 133 1972 - 2021
Sri Lanka 7 134 1960 - 2021
Ant.& Barb. 6 135 1960 - 2021
Bosnia & Herz. 6 136 1984 - 2021
Bulgaria 6 137 1960 - 2021
Maldives 6 138 1962 - 2021
Malta 6 139 1960 - 2021
Romania 6 140 1960 - 2021
Serbia 6 141 1984 - 2021
Slovakia 6 142 1981 - 2021
UA Emirates 6 143 1960 - 2021
Uruguay 6 144 1960 - 2021
USA 6 145 1960 - 2021
Canada 5 146 1960 - 2021
Croatia 5 147 1981 - 2021
New Zealand 5 148 1960 - 2021
North Macedonia 5 149 1981 - 2021
Qatar 5 150 1969 - 2021
Russia 5 151 1970 - 2021
Australia 4 152 1960 - 2021
Austria 4 153 1960 - 2021
Belgium 4 154 1960 - 2021
Denmark 4 155 1960 - 2021
France 4 156 1960 - 2021
Germany 4 157 1968 - 2021
Greece 4 158 1960 - 2021
Hungary 4 159 1960 - 2021
Latvia 4 160 1979 - 2021
Netherlands 4 161 1960 - 2021
Poland 4 162 1960 - 2021
Switzerland 4 163 1960 - 2021
UK 4 164 1960 - 2021
Andorra 3 165 1985 - 2021
Belarus 3 166 1980 - 2021
Cyprus 3 167 1971 - 2021
Czechia 3 168 1981 - 2021
Iceland 3 169 1960 - 2021
Ireland 3 170 1960 - 2021
Israel 3 171 1960 - 2021
Italy 3 172 1960 - 2021
Lithuania 3 173 1967 - 2021
Luxembourg 3 174 1960 - 2021
Monaco 3 175 1985 - 2021
Portugal 3 176 1960 - 2021
South Korea 3 177 1960 - 2021
Spain 3 178 1960 - 2021
Sweden 3 179 1960 - 2021
Estonia 2 180 1980 - 2021
Finland 2 181 1960 - 2021
Japan 2 182 1960 - 2021
Montenegro 2 183 1984 - 2021
Norway 2 184 1960 - 2021
San Marino 2 185 1985 - 2021
Singapore 2 186 1960 - 2021
Slovenia 2 187 1981 - 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.

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