* indicates monthly or quarterly data series

Neonates dying before 28 days of age, per 1,000 births, 2021:

The average for 2021 based on 187 countries was 12 deaths per 1000 births. The highest value was in Pakistan: 39 deaths per 1000 births and the lowest value was in Andorra: 1 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 Neonatal mortality, 2021 Global rank Available data
Pakistan 39 1 1960 - 2021
Somalia 36 2 1983 - 2021
Lesotho 35 3 1960 - 2021
Nigeria 35 4 1967 - 2021
Afghanistan 34 5 1987 - 2021
G.-Bissau 34 6 1987 - 2021
Niger 34 7 1969 - 2021
Mali 33 8 1964 - 2021
C.A. Republic 32 9 1971 - 2021
Chad 32 10 1973 - 2021
Ivory Coast 32 11 1960 - 2021
Guinea 31 12 1976 - 2021
Sierra Leone 31 13 1989 - 2021
Djibouti 30 14 1979 - 2021
Liberia 30 15 1963 - 2021
Benin 29 16 1960 - 2021
Eq. Guinea 29 17 1989 - 2021
Dominica 28 18 1969 - 2021
Mozambique 28 19 1980 - 2021
Yemen 28 20 1961 - 2021
Angola 27 21 1989 - 2021
DR Congo 27 22 1984 - 2021
Sudan 27 23 1969 - 2021
Cameroon 26 24 1960 - 2021
Comoros 26 25 1973 - 2021
Ethiopia 26 26 1977 - 2021
Burkina Faso 25 27 1969 - 2021
Gambia 25 28 1989 - 2021
Zambia 25 29 1969 - 2021
Zimbabwe 25 30 1965 - 2021
Haiti 24 31 1960 - 2021
Madagascar 24 32 1969 - 2021
Togo 24 33 1965 - 2021
Turkmenistan 24 34 1988 - 2021
Domin. Rep. 23 35 1963 - 2021
Ghana 23 36 1965 - 2021
Mauritania 23 37 1960 - 2021
Swaziland 23 38 1983 - 2021
Burma 22 39 1989 - 2021
Kiribati 21 40 1989 - 2021
Laos 21 41 1982 - 2021
Papua N.G. 21 42 1974 - 2021
Senegal 21 43 1960 - 2021
Burundi 20 44 1964 - 2021
Namibia 20 45 1969 - 2021
Tanzania 20 46 1968 - 2021
Gabon 19 47 1977 - 2021
India 19 48 1969 - 2021
Malawi 19 49 1969 - 2021
Uganda 19 50 1965 - 2021
Botswana 18 51 1965 - 2021
Kenya 18 52 1960 - 2021
R. of Congo 18 53 1982 - 2021
Rwanda 18 54 1960 - 2021
Eritrea 17 55 1977 - 2021
Guyana 17 56 1960 - 2021
Algeria 16 57 1969 - 2021
Bangladesh 16 58 1960 - 2021
Nepal 16 59 1960 - 2021
Bhutan 15 60 1989 - 2021
Venezuela 15 61 1989 - 2021
Fiji 14 62 1989 - 2021
Iraq 14 63 1983 - 2021
Tajikistan 14 64 1989 - 2021
Bolivia 13 65 1966 - 2021
Cambodia 13 66 1977 - 2021
Micronesia 13 67 1989 - 2021
Saint Lucia 13 68 1972 - 2021
Kyrgyzstan 12 69 1979 - 2021
Philippines 12 70 1960 - 2021
Tunisia 12 71 1965 - 2021
Guatemala 11 72 1964 - 2021
Indonesia 11 73 1960 - 2021
Mauritius 11 74 1969 - 2021
Moldova 11 75 1982 - 2021
Morocco 11 76 1960 - 2021
South Africa 11 77 1975 - 2021
Suriname 11 78 1989 - 2021
Syria 11 79 1960 - 2021
Vietnam 11 80 1974 - 2021
Azerbaijan 10 81 1983 - 2021
Egypt 10 82 1960 - 2021
Grenada 10 83 1989 - 2021
Honduras 10 84 1972 - 2021
Jamaica 10 85 1960 - 2021
Paraguay 10 86 1967 - 2021
Tr.&Tobago 10 87 1960 - 2021
Tuvalu 10 88 1989 - 2021
Vanuatu 10 89 1989 - 2021
Brazil 9 90 1963 - 2021
Jordan 9 91 1960 - 2021
Palau 9 92 1989 - 2021
Palestine 9 93 1988 - 2021
St. Vincent & ... 9 94 1970 - 2021
Seychelles 9 95 1986 - 2021
Barbados 8 96 1968 - 2021
Cape Verde 8 97 1975 - 2021
Iran 8 98 1989 - 2021
Mexico 8 99 1960 - 2021
Mongolia 8 100 1986 - 2021
North Korea 8 101 1989 - 2021
Panama 8 102 1960 - 2021
S.T.&Principe 8 103 1985 - 2021
Solomon Isl. 8 104 1989 - 2021
Uzbekistan 8 105 1989 - 2021
Albania 7 106 1979 - 2021
Bahamas 7 107 1969 - 2021
Belize 7 108 1968 - 2021
Colombia 7 109 1960 - 2021
Ecuador 7 110 1960 - 2021
Nicaragua 7 111 1974 - 2021
Peru 7 112 1960 - 2021
Samoa 7 113 1989 - 2021
Armenia 6 114 1977 - 2021
Brunei 6 115 1989 - 2021
El Salvador 6 116 1985 - 2021
Libya 6 117 1972 - 2021
Argentina 5 118 1970 - 2021
Costa Rica 5 119 1960 - 2021
Georgia 5 120 1977 - 2021
Kazakhstan 5 121 1972 - 2021
Kuwait 5 122 1985 - 2021
Lebanon 5 123 1973 - 2021
Oman 5 124 1971 - 2021
Thailand 5 125 1960 - 2021
Tonga 5 126 1989 - 2021
Turkey 5 127 1960 - 2021
Ukraine 5 128 1984 - 2021
Bosnia & Herz. 4 129 1985 - 2021
Chile 4 130 1968 - 2021
Malaysia 4 131 1960 - 2021
Maldives 4 132 1989 - 2021
Malta 4 133 1970 - 2021
Serbia 4 134 1989 - 2021
Sri Lanka 4 135 1960 - 2021
UA Emirates 4 136 1978 - 2021
Uruguay 4 137 1970 - 2021
Ant.& Barb. 3 138 1971 - 2021
Bahrain 3 139 1971 - 2021
Bulgaria 3 140 1964 - 2021
Canada 3 141 1969 - 2021
China 3 142 1989 - 2021
Croatia 3 143 1982 - 2021
Denmark 3 144 1960 - 2021
France 3 145 1960 - 2021
Netherlands 3 146 1960 - 2021
New Zealand 3 147 1968 - 2021
North Macedonia 3 148 1982 - 2021
Poland 3 149 1969 - 2021
Qatar 3 150 1989 - 2021
Romania 3 151 1989 - 2021
Saudi Arabia 3 152 1989 - 2021
Slovakia 3 153 1982 - 2021
Switzerland 3 154 1960 - 2021
UK 3 155 1960 - 2021
USA 3 156 1968 - 2021
Australia 2 157 1968 - 2021
Austria 2 158 1960 - 2021
Belgium 2 159 1960 - 2021
Cyprus 2 160 1989 - 2021
Germany 2 161 1969 - 2021
Greece 2 162 1960 - 2021
Hungary 2 163 1960 - 2021
Ireland 2 164 1960 - 2021
Israel 2 165 1975 - 2021
Italy 2 166 1960 - 2021
Latvia 2 167 1980 - 2021
Lithuania 2 168 1981 - 2021
Luxembourg 2 169 1965 - 2021
Monaco 2 170 1989 - 2021
Portugal 2 171 1960 - 2021
Russia 2 172 1989 - 2021
Spain 2 173 1960 - 2021
Andorra 1 174 1989 - 2021
Belarus 1 175 1989 - 2021
Czechia 1 176 1982 - 2021
Estonia 1 177 1988 - 2021
Finland 1 178 1960 - 2021
Iceland 1 179 1960 - 2021
Japan 1 180 1968 - 2021
Montenegro 1 181 1989 - 2021
Norway 1 182 1960 - 2021
San Marino 1 183 1989 - 2021
Singapore 1 184 1968 - 2021
Slovenia 1 185 1982 - 2021
South Korea 1 186 1960 - 2021
Sweden 1 187 1960 - 2021



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