* indicates monthly or quarterly data series

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

The average for 2021 based on 187 countries was 28 deaths per 1000 births. The highest value was in Niger: 119 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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Countries Child mortality, male, 2021 Global rank Available data
Niger 119 1 1967 - 2021
Nigeria 117 2 1964 - 2021
Somalia 117 3 1984 - 2021
Chad 114 4 1972 - 2021
Sierra Leone 111 5 1960 - 2021
C.A. Republic 107 6 1961 - 2021
Guinea 106 7 1960 - 2021
Mali 102 8 1963 - 2021
Benin 89 9 1960 - 2021
Burkina Faso 87 10 1960 - 2021
DR Congo 86 11 1969 - 2021
Eq. Guinea 83 12 1982 - 2021
Ivory Coast 83 13 1960 - 2021
Liberia 82 14 1960 - 2021
G.-Bissau 80 15 1985 - 2021
Lesotho 79 16 1960 - 2021
Angola 75 17 1980 - 2021
Cameroon 75 18 1960 - 2021
Mozambique 74 19 1964 - 2021
Madagascar 71 20 1968 - 2021
Pakistan 68 21 1960 - 2021
Togo 68 22 1960 - 2021
Yemen 66 23 1963 - 2021
Haiti 64 24 1960 - 2021
Zambia 63 25 1960 - 2021
Sudan 60 26 1960 - 2021
Afghanistan 59 27 1963 - 2021
Djibouti 59 28 1976 - 2021
Burundi 57 29 1964 - 2021
Swaziland 57 30 1960 - 2021
Zimbabwe 54 31 1960 - 2021
Gambia 53 32 1960 - 2021
Kiribati 53 33 1960 - 2021
Comoros 52 34 1970 - 2021
Ethiopia 52 35 1966 - 2021
Tanzania 51 36 1960 - 2021
Ghana 48 37 1960 - 2021
Laos 47 38 1978 - 2021
R. of Congo 47 39 1960 - 2021
Turkmenistan 47 40 1977 - 2021
Uganda 47 41 1960 - 2021
Burma 46 42 1968 - 2021
Malawi 46 43 1966 - 2021
Papua N.G. 46 44 1960 - 2021
Mauritania 45 45 1960 - 2021
Gabon 44 46 1969 - 2021
Eritrea 43 47 1974 - 2021
Namibia 43 48 1967 - 2021
Rwanda 43 49 1960 - 2021
Senegal 42 50 1960 - 2021
Kenya 40 51 1960 - 2021
Dominica 39 52 1960 - 2021
Botswana 38 53 1960 - 2021
Domin. Rep. 36 54 1960 - 2021
South Africa 35 55 1974 - 2021
Tajikistan 35 56 1972 - 2021
Guyana 31 57 1960 - 2021
Fiji 30 58 1960 - 2021
India 30 59 1960 - 2021
Bangladesh 29 60 1960 - 2021
Bhutan 29 61 1968 - 2021
Nepal 29 62 1960 - 2021
Cambodia 28 63 1975 - 2021
Micronesia 28 64 1960 - 2021
Philippines 28 65 1960 - 2021
Bolivia 27 66 1960 - 2021
Iraq 27 67 1960 - 2021
Saint Lucia 27 68 1960 - 2021
Venezuela 26 69 1960 - 2021
Guatemala 25 70 1960 - 2021
Vanuatu 25 71 1960 - 2021
Algeria 24 72 1960 - 2021
Indonesia 24 73 1960 - 2021
Syria 24 74 1960 - 2021
Vietnam 24 75 1964 - 2021
Tuvalu 23 76 1960 - 2021
Azerbaijan 20 77 1982 - 2021
Egypt 20 78 1960 - 2021
Morocco 20 79 1960 - 2021
Paraguay 20 80 1960 - 2021
Solomon Isl. 20 81 1960 - 2021
Kyrgyzstan 19 82 1975 - 2021
Suriname 19 83 1983 - 2021
Honduras 18 84 1960 - 2021
Mauritius 18 85 1960 - 2021
Palau 18 86 1985 - 2021
Samoa 18 87 1960 - 2021
Tr.&Tobago 18 88 1960 - 2021
Tunisia 18 89 1962 - 2021
Grenada 17 90 1960 - 2021
North Korea 17 91 1985 - 2021
S.T.&Principe 17 92 1965 - 2021
Brazil 16 93 1960 - 2021
Jordan 16 94 1960 - 2021
Moldova 16 95 1971 - 2021
Mongolia 16 96 1978 - 2021
Palestine 16 97 1975 - 2021
Uzbekistan 16 98 1979 - 2021
Cape Verde 15 99 1960 - 2021
Mexico 15 100 1960 - 2021
Nicaragua 15 101 1960 - 2021
Panama 15 102 1960 - 2021
Peru 15 103 1960 - 2021
St. Vincent & ... 15 104 1960 - 2021
Seychelles 15 105 1960 - 2021
Bahamas 14 106 1968 - 2021
Colombia 14 107 1960 - 2021
Ecuador 14 108 1960 - 2021
El Salvador 14 109 1960 - 2021
Jamaica 14 110 1960 - 2021
Barbados 13 111 1960 - 2021
Brunei 13 112 1960 - 2021
Iran 13 113 1971 - 2021
Armenia 12 114 1976 - 2021
Belize 12 115 1967 - 2021
Kazakhstan 12 116 1971 - 2021
Libya 12 117 1960 - 2021
Tonga 12 118 1963 - 2021
Georgia 11 119 1975 - 2021
Oman 11 120 1963 - 2021
Albania 10 121 1978 - 2021
Kuwait 10 122 1960 - 2021
Turkey 10 123 1960 - 2021
Lebanon 9 124 1960 - 2021
Thailand 9 125 1960 - 2021
Ukraine 9 126 1971 - 2021
Argentina 8 127 1969 - 2021
Costa Rica 8 128 1960 - 2021
Malaysia 8 129 1960 - 2021
Ant.& Barb. 7 130 1960 - 2021
Bahrain 7 131 1960 - 2021
Bulgaria 7 132 1960 - 2021
Chile 7 133 1960 - 2021
China 7 134 1969 - 2021
Maldives 7 135 1965 - 2021
Romania 7 136 1960 - 2021
Saudi Arabia 7 137 1972 - 2021
Sri Lanka 7 138 1960 - 2021
UA Emirates 7 139 1960 - 2021
USA 7 140 1960 - 2021
Bosnia & Herz. 6 141 1984 - 2021
Malta 6 142 1960 - 2021
North Macedonia 6 143 1981 - 2021
Qatar 6 144 1969 - 2021
Russia 6 145 1970 - 2021
Serbia 6 146 1984 - 2021
Slovakia 6 147 1981 - 2021
Uruguay 6 148 1960 - 2021
Belgium 5 149 1960 - 2021
Canada 5 150 1960 - 2021
Croatia 5 151 1981 - 2021
France 5 152 1960 - 2021
New Zealand 5 153 1960 - 2021
Poland 5 154 1960 - 2021
UK 5 155 1960 - 2021
Australia 4 156 1960 - 2021
Austria 4 157 1960 - 2021
Denmark 4 158 1960 - 2021
Germany 4 159 1968 - 2021
Greece 4 160 1960 - 2021
Hungary 4 161 1960 - 2021
Israel 4 162 1960 - 2021
Latvia 4 163 1979 - 2021
Lithuania 4 164 1967 - 2021
Netherlands 4 165 1960 - 2021
Switzerland 4 166 1960 - 2021
Andorra 3 167 1985 - 2021
Belarus 3 168 1980 - 2021
Cyprus 3 169 1971 - 2021
Czechia 3 170 1981 - 2021
Iceland 3 171 1960 - 2021
Ireland 3 172 1960 - 2021
Italy 3 173 1960 - 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, 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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