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Deaths of male children under five years of age per 1000 live births, 2020 - Country rankings:

The average for 2020 based on 187 countries was 29 deaths per 1000 births.The highest value was in Nigeria: 120 deaths per 1000 births and the lowest value was in Estonia: 2 deaths per 1000 births. The indicator is available from 1960 to 2020. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.

Measure: deaths per 1000 births; Source: UNICEF
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Countries Child mortality, male, 2020 Global rank Available data
Nigeria 120 1 1964 - 2020
Somalia 120 2 1984 - 2020
Chad 117 3 1972 - 2020
Sierra Leone 115 4 1960 - 2020
C.A. Republic 109 5 1960 - 2020
Guinea 101 6 1960 - 2020
Lesotho 97 7 1960 - 2020
Mali 96 8 1963 - 2020
Benin 92 9 1960 - 2020
Burkina Faso 90 10 1960 - 2020
DR Congo 87 11 1969 - 2020
Ivory Coast 86 12 1960 - 2020
Eq. Guinea 84 13 1982 - 2020
Liberia 84 14 1960 - 2020
G.-Bissau 83 15 1985 - 2020
Niger 81 16 1967 - 2020
Cameroon 78 17 1960 - 2020
Angola 77 18 1980 - 2020
Mauritania 76 19 1960 - 2020
Mozambique 75 20 1967 - 2020
Pakistan 70 21 1960 - 2020
Togo 69 22 1960 - 2020
Comoros 66 23 1970 - 2020
Haiti 66 24 1960 - 2020
Zambia 66 25 1960 - 2020
Yemen 64 26 1963 - 2020
Afghanistan 61 27 1961 - 2020
Djibouti 61 28 1976 - 2020
Sudan 61 29 1960 - 2020
Burundi 59 30 1964 - 2020
Zimbabwe 59 31 1960 - 2020
Madagascar 55 32 1968 - 2020
Ethiopia 54 33 1966 - 2020
Gambia 54 34 1960 - 2020
Kiribati 54 35 1960 - 2020
Tanzania 52 36 1960 - 2020
Swaziland 51 37 1960 - 2020
Botswana 49 38 1960 - 2020
Ghana 49 39 1960 - 2020
Laos 49 40 1978 - 2020
R. of Congo 49 41 1960 - 2020
Burma 48 42 1968 - 2020
Uganda 48 43 1960 - 2020
Papua N.G. 47 44 1960 - 2020
Turkmenistan 47 45 1977 - 2020
Gabon 46 46 1967 - 2020
Kenya 46 47 1960 - 2020
Eritrea 44 48 1974 - 2020
Namibia 44 49 1967 - 2020
Rwanda 44 50 1960 - 2020
Malawi 43 51 1965 - 2020
Senegal 42 52 1960 - 2020
Dominica 41 53 1960 - 2020
Domin. Rep. 37 54 1960 - 2020
Tajikistan 36 55 1972 - 2020
South Africa 35 56 1974 - 2020
Guyana 32 57 1960 - 2020
India 32 58 1960 - 2020
Bangladesh 31 59 1960 - 2020
Bhutan 30 60 1969 - 2020
Fiji 30 61 1960 - 2020
Nepal 30 62 1960 - 2020
Cambodia 29 63 1975 - 2020
Philippines 29 64 1960 - 2020
Bolivia 28 65 1960 - 2020
Iraq 28 66 1960 - 2020
Micronesia 28 67 1960 - 2020
Saint Lucia 27 68 1960 - 2020
Vanuatu 27 69 1960 - 2020
Guatemala 26 70 1960 - 2020
Venezuela 26 71 1960 - 2020
Indonesia 25 72 1960 - 2020
Algeria 24 73 1960 - 2020
Syria 24 74 1960 - 2020
Tuvalu 24 75 1960 - 2020
Vietnam 24 76 1964 - 2020
Azerbaijan 21 77 1982 - 2020
Egypt 21 78 1960 - 2020
Morocco 21 79 1960 - 2020
Paraguay 21 80 1960 - 2020
Solomon Isl. 21 81 1960 - 2020
Kyrgyzstan 20 82 1975 - 2020
Suriname 20 83 1983 - 2020
Palau 19 84 1985 - 2020
Samoa 19 85 1960 - 2020
Grenada 18 86 1960 - 2020
Honduras 18 87 1960 - 2020
Mauritius 18 88 1960 - 2020
Nicaragua 18 89 1960 - 2020
North Korea 18 90 1985 - 2020
Palestine 18 91 1975 - 2020
S.T.&Principe 18 92 1965 - 2020
Tr.&Tobago 18 93 1960 - 2020
Tunisia 18 94 1962 - 2020
Mongolia 17 95 1978 - 2020
Brazil 16 96 1960 - 2020
Cape Verde 16 97 1960 - 2020
Jordan 16 98 1960 - 2020
Moldova 16 99 1971 - 2020
Panama 16 100 1960 - 2020
Uzbekistan 16 101 1979 - 2020
Colombia 15 102 1960 - 2020
Jamaica 15 103 1960 - 2020
Mexico 15 104 1960 - 2020
St. Vincent & ... 15 105 1960 - 2020
Seychelles 15 106 1960 - 2020
Ecuador 14 107 1960 - 2020
El Salvador 14 108 1960 - 2020
Iran 14 109 1971 - 2020
Peru 14 110 1960 - 2020
Bahamas 13 111 1968 - 2020
Barbados 13 112 1960 - 2020
Belize 13 113 1967 - 2020
Brunei 13 114 1960 - 2020
Tonga 13 115 1963 - 2020
Armenia 12 116 1976 - 2020
Libya 12 117 1960 - 2020
Oman 12 118 1963 - 2020
Albania 11 119 1978 - 2020
Kazakhstan 11 120 1971 - 2020
Argentina 10 121 1969 - 2020
Georgia 10 122 1975 - 2020
Kuwait 10 123 1960 - 2020
Thailand 10 124 1960 - 2020
Turkey 10 125 1960 - 2020
Costa Rica 9 126 1960 - 2020
Malaysia 9 127 1960 - 2020
Ukraine 9 128 1971 - 2020
China 8 129 1969 - 2020
Romania 8 130 1960 - 2020
Sri Lanka 8 131 1960 - 2020
Ant.& Barb. 7 132 1960 - 2020
Bahrain 7 133 1960 - 2020
Bulgaria 7 134 1960 - 2020
Chile 7 135 1960 - 2020
Lebanon 7 136 1960 - 2020
Maldives 7 137 1965 - 2020
Malta 7 138 1960 - 2020
Saudi Arabia 7 139 1972 - 2020
UA Emirates 7 140 1960 - 2020
Uruguay 7 141 1960 - 2020
USA 7 142 1960 - 2020
Bosnia & Herz. 6 143 1984 - 2020
North Macedonia 6 144 1981 - 2020
Qatar 6 145 1969 - 2020
Russia 6 146 1970 - 2020
Serbia 6 147 1984 - 2020
Slovakia 6 148 1981 - 2020
Belgium 5 149 1960 - 2020
Canada 5 150 1960 - 2020
Croatia 5 151 1981 - 2020
France 5 152 1960 - 2020
Netherlands 5 153 1960 - 2020
New Zealand 5 154 1960 - 2020
Poland 5 155 1960 - 2020
UK 5 156 1960 - 2020
Australia 4 157 1960 - 2020
Austria 4 158 1960 - 2020
Denmark 4 159 1960 - 2020
Germany 4 160 1968 - 2020
Greece 4 161 1960 - 2020
Hungary 4 162 1960 - 2020
Israel 4 163 1960 - 2020
Latvia 4 164 1979 - 2020
Lithuania 4 165 1967 - 2020
Portugal 4 166 1960 - 2020
Spain 4 167 1974 - 2020
Switzerland 4 168 1960 - 2020
Andorra 3 169 1985 - 2020
Belarus 3 170 1980 - 2020
Cyprus 3 171 1971 - 2020
Czechia 3 172 1981 - 2020
Finland 3 173 1960 - 2020
Ireland 3 174 1960 - 2020
Italy 3 175 1960 - 2020
Japan 3 176 1960 - 2020
Luxembourg 3 177 1960 - 2020
Monaco 3 178 1985 - 2020
Montenegro 3 179 1984 - 2020
South Korea 3 180 1960 - 2020
Sweden 3 181 1960 - 2020
Estonia 2 182 1980 - 2020
Iceland 2 183 1960 - 2020
Norway 2 184 1960 - 2020
San Marino 2 185 1985 - 2020
Singapore 2 186 1960 - 2020
Slovenia 2 187 1981 - 2020


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