List of countries by infant mortality rate

This is a list of countries by infant mortality rate. Figures are from the 2006 revision of the United Nations World Population Prospects report, for 2005-2010[1], and the CIA World Factbook, last updated on 2 April 2009.[2]

The infant mortality rate (IMR) is the number of deaths of infants under one year old per 1,000 live births. This rate is often used as an indicator of the level of health in a country. The infant mortality rate of the world is 49.4 according to the United Nations and 42.09 according to the CIA World Factbook. The under-five mortality rate of the world is 73.7 according to the United Nations.

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List by the United Nations Population Division List by the CIA World Factbook
(all 2009 estimates)
Rank Country or territory Infant mortality rate
(deaths/1,000 live births)
Under-five mortality rate
(deaths/1,000 live births)
1  Iceland 2.9 3.9
2  Singapore 3.0 4.1
3  Japan 3.2 4.2
4  Sweden 3.2 4.0
5  Norway 3.3 4.4
6  Hong Kong 3.7 4.7
7  Finland 3.7 4.7
8  Czech Republic 3.8 4.8
9  Switzerland 4.1 5.1
10  South Korea 4.1 4.8
11  Belgium 4.2 5.3
12  France 4.2 5.2
13  Spain 4.2 5.3
14  Germany 4.3 5.4
15  Denmark 4.4 5.8
16  Austria 4.4 5.4
17  Australia 4.4 5.6
18  Luxembourg 4.5 6.6
19  Netherlands 4.7 5.9
20  Israel 4.7 5.7
21  Slovenia 4.8 6.4
22  United Kingdom 4.8 6.0
23  Canada 4.8 5.9
24  Ireland 4.9 6.2
25  Italy 5.0 6.1
26  Portugal 5.0 6.6
27  New Zealand 5.0 6.4
28  Cuba 5.1 6.5
29 Channel Islands ( Jersey and  Guernsey) 5.2 6.2
30  Brunei 5.5 6.7
31  Cyprus 5.9 6.9
32  New Caledonia 6.1 8.7
33  United States 6.3 7.8
34  Croatia 6.4 7.7
35  Malta 6.5 7.6
36  Martinique 6.6 8.3
37  Poland 6.7 8.0
38  Greece 6.7 7.8
39  Guadeloupe 6.8 8.8
40  Hungary 6.8 8.5
41  Slovakia 6.9 8.4
42  Macau 7.0 7.8
43  Chile 7.2 8.8
44  Estonia 7.2 9.8
45  Puerto Rico 7.2 8.7
46  French Polynesia 8.0 10.5
47  Kuwait 8.1 9.9
48  United Arab Emirates 8.2 9.0
49  Qatar 8.2 10.2
50  Lithuania 8.5 11.1
51  U.S. Virgin Islands 8.6 9.6
52  Malaysia 8.9 11.3
53  Guam 9.0 10.5
54  Belarus 9.4 12.0
55  Costa Rica 9.9 11.4
56  Barbados 10.1 11.4
57  Latvia 10.4 13.7
58  Thailand 10.6 15.1
59  Sri Lanka 11.0 12.9
60  Bahrain 11.2 13.7
61  Serbia 11.7 13.9
62  Bulgaria 11.8 14.1
63  Bosnia and Herzegovina 12.0 13.9
64  Oman 12.3 13.8
65  Trinidad and Tobago 12.4 17.6
66  Saint Lucia 12.6 16.1
67  Ukraine 12.8 15.8
68  Uruguay 13.1 16.2
69  Réunion 13.4 15.1
70  French Guiana 13.4 15.1
71  Argentina 13.4 15.5
72  Jamaica 13.6 17.2
73  Bahamas 13.8 17.5
74  Mauritius 14.0 16.5
75 14.8 16.9
76  Netherlands Antilles 14.8 16.8
77  Romania 14.9 17.9
78  Moldova 15.8 19.4
79  Syria 16.0 18.3
80  Belize 16.4 20.0
81  Russia 16.6 20.9
82  Mexico 16.7 20.2
83  Aruba 17.0 19.5
84  Venezuela 17.0 21.8
85 17.5 20.2
86  Libya 18.0 19.7
87  Panama 18.2 23.8
88  Tonga 18.6 21.9
89  Saudi Arabia 18.8 21.8
90  Colombia 19.1 26.0
91  Albania 19.2 22.3
92  Jordan 19.4 21.8
93  Vietnam 19.5 23.3
94  Fiji 19.5 24.3
95  Tunisia 19.8 22.2
96  Ecuador 21.1 25.7
97  Peru 21.2 28.8
98  Nicaragua 21.5 25.7
99  El Salvador 21.5 29.3
100  Lebanon 22.0 25.9
101  Montenegro 22.3 24.3
102  Samoa 22.3 26.6
103  China 23.0 29.4
104  Philippines 23.1 27.2
105  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 23.3 27.5
106  Brazil 23.6 29.1
107  Kazakhstan 24.1 28.5
108  Cape Verde 24.6 29.2
109  Indonesia 26.6 31.8
110  Turkey 27.5 31.6
111  Suriname 27.7 34.9
112  Honduras 28.2 41.6
113  Vanuatu 28.3 34.0
114  Armenia 28.9 33.8
115  Egypt 29.3 33.8
116  Dominican Republic 29.6 33.1
117  Guatemala 30.1 39.3
118  Morocco 30.6 36.3
119  Iran 30.6 35.5
120  Algeria 31.1 33.2
121  Paraguay 32.0 38.3
122  Grenada 33.8 41.4
123 34.1 42.0
124  Maldives 34.1 42.0
125  Georgia 38.7 41.5
126  Mongolia 39.8 53.8
127  Namibia 42.3 65.6
128  Guyana 42.9 57.4
129  Western Sahara 44.2 56.3
130  South Africa 44.8 66.0
131  Bhutan 45.0 64.8
132  Bolivia 45.6 60.6
133  Botswana 46.5 67.5
134  North Korea 48.2 62.4
135  Comoros 48.4 62.7
136  Haiti 48.8 71.5
- World 49.4 73.7
137  Laos 51.4 67.5
138  Bangladesh 52.5 69.3
139  Kyrgyzstan 53.1 63.9
140  Gabon 53.8 85.6
141  Nepal 53.9 71.6
142  Solomon Islands 54.5 72.5
143  India 55.0 78.6
144  Uzbekistan 55.0 66.0
145  Eritrea 55.3 76.9
146  Ghana 56.6 89.6
147  Zimbabwe 58.0 93.9
148  Yemen 58.6 78.8
149  Tajikistan 60.2 78.1
150  Papua New Guinea 60.7 84.0
151  Cambodia 62.7 89.4
152  Mauritania 63.0 92.4
153  Kenya 64.4 104.1
154  Lesotho 64.6 98.2
155  Sudan 64.9 104.5
156  Madagascar 65.5 106.5
157  Senegal 65.7 115.0
158 66.0 97.2
159 66.7 91.5
160  Pakistan 67.5 95.2
161  Republic of the Congo 70.3 101.9
162  Swaziland 71.0 113.6
163  Sao Tome and Principe 72.3 94.6
164  Azerbaijan 72.3 86.1
165  Tanzania 72.6 118.4
166  Gambia 74.2 128.1
167  Turkmenistan 74.7 94.6
168  Uganda 76.9 127.4
169  Iraq 81.5 105.4
170  Djibouti 85.3 125.9
171  Ethiopia 86.9 145.3
172  Cameroon 87.5 144.5
173  Togo 88.6 126.3
174  Malawi 89.4 131.8
175  Equatorial Guinea 92.3 155.4
176  Zambia 92.7 157.0
177  Mozambique 95.9 163.7
178  Central African Republic 96.8 162.9
179  Benin 98.0 146.1
180  Burundi 99.4 169.0
181  Guinea 102.5 155.8
182  Burkina Faso 104.4 180.6
183  Nigeria 109.5 187.5
184  Niger 110.8 188.0
185  Rwanda 112.4 187.8
186  Guinea-Bissau 112.7 194.8
187 113.5 195.9
188  Somalia 116.3 192.8
189  Cote d'Ivoire 116.9 183.2
190  Chad 119.2 189.0
191  Mali 128.5 199.7
192  Angola 131.9 230.8
193  Liberia 132.5 205.2
194  Afghanistan 157.0 235.4
195  Sierra Leone 160.3 278.1
Rank Country or territory Infant mortality rate
(deaths/1,000 live births)
1  Singapore 2.31
2  Bermuda 2.46
3  Sweden 2.75
4  Japan 2.79
5  Hong Kong 2.92
6  Macau 3.22
7  Iceland 3.23
8  France 3.33
9  Finland 3.47
10  Anguilla 3.52
11  Norway 3.58
12  Malta 3.75
13  Andorra 3.76
14  Czech Republic 3.79
15  Germany 3.99
16  Switzerland 4.18
17  Spain 4.21
18  Israel 4.22
19  Slovenia 4.25
20  Liechtenstein 4.25
21  South Korea 4.26
22  Denmark 4.34
23  Austria 4.42
24  Belgium 4.44
25  Guernsey 4.47
26  Luxembourg 4.56
27  Netherlands 4.73
28  Jersey 4.73
29  Australia 4.75
30  Portugal 4.78
31  Gibraltar 4.83
32  United Kingdom 4.85
33  New Zealand 4.92
34  Monaco 5.00
35  Wallis and Futuna 5.02
36  Canada 5.04
37  Ireland 5.05
38  Greece 5.16
39  San Marino 5.34
40  Taiwan 5.35
41  Isle of Man 5.37
42  Italy 5.51
43  European Union 5.72
44  Cuba 5.82
45  Guam 6.05
46  United States 6.26
47  Faroe Islands 6.32
48  Croatia 6.37
49  Belarus 6.43
50  Lithuania 6.47
51  Northern Mariana Islands 6.59
52  Cyprus 6.60
53  Poland 6.80
54  Slovakia 6.84
55  Saint Pierre and Miquelon 6.87
56  Cayman Islands 6.94
57  New Caledonia 7.05
58  Estonia 7.32
59  French Polynesia 7.55
60  U.S. Virgin Islands 7.56
61  Chile 7.71
62  Hungary 7.86
63  Puerto Rico 8.42
64  Latvia 8.77
65  Costa Rica 8.77
66  Kuwait 8.96
67  Ukraine 8.98
68  Macedonia 9.01
69  Netherlands Antilles 9.09
70  Bosnia and Herzegovina 9.10
71  Nauru 9.25
72  American Samoa 10.18
73  Russia 10.56
74  Greenland 10.72
75  Uruguay 11.32
76  Argentina 11.44
77  Saudi Arabia 11.57
78  Tonga 11.58
79  Fiji 11.58
80  Mauritius 12.20
81  Brunei 12.27
82  Barbados 12.29
83  Seychelles 12.30
84  Botswana 12.59
85  Qatar 12.66
86  Panama 12.67
87  United Arab Emirates 12.70
88  Moldova 13.13
89  Palau 13.14
90  Grenada 13.23
91  Saint Lucia 13.43
92  Dominica 13.65
93  Aruba 13.79
94  Turks and Caicos Islands 13.89
95  Saint Kitts and Nevis 13.94
96  British Virgin Islands 14.65
97  Jordan 14.97
98  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 15.14
99  Jamaica 15.22
100  Bahrain 15.25
101  Malaysia 15.87
102 15.96
103  Montserrat 16.08
104  Georgia 16.22
105  Antigua and Barbuda 16.25
106  Oman 16.88
107  Cook Islands 16.90
108  Thailand 17.63
109  Saint Helena 17.63
110  Bulgaria 17.87
111 18.35
112  Mexico 18.42
113  Tuvalu 18.43
114  Sri Lanka 18.57
115  Albania 18.62
116  Suriname 18.81
117  Colombia 18.90
118  Solomon Islands 19.03
119  Armenia 20.21
120  China 20.25
121  Philippines 20.56
122  Ecuador 20.90
123  Libya 21.05
124  El Salvador 21.52
125  Venezuela 21.54
126  Lebanon 21.82
127  Tunisia 22.57
128  Brazil 22.58
129  Vietnam 22.88
130  Romania 22.90
131  Belize 23.07
132 23.17
133  Uzbekistan 23.43
134  Honduras 24.03
135  Samoa 24.22
136  Paraguay 24.68
137  Nicaragua 25.02
138  Marshall Islands 25.45
139  Kazakhstan 25.73
140  Turkey 25.78
141  Syria 25.87
142  Dominican Republic 25.96
143 26.10
144  Egypt 27.26
145  Algeria 27.73
146  Guatemala 27.84
147  Peru 28.62
148  Maldives 29.53
149  Guyana 29.65
150  Trinidad and Tobago 29.93
151  Indonesia 29.97
152  India 30.15
153  Kyrgyzstan 31.26
154  Zimbabwe 32.31
155  Iran 35.78
156  Morocco 36.88
157  Sao Tome and Principe 37.12
158  Mongolia 39.88
159  Timor-Leste 40.65
160  Tajikistan 41.03
161  Cape Verde 41.35
- World 42.09
163  Eritrea 43.33
164  Kiribati 43.48
165  Iraq 43.82
166  South Africa 44.42
167  Bolivia 44.66
168  Papua New Guinea 45.23
169  Turkmenistan 45.36
170  Namibia 45.51
171  Nepal 47.46
172  Burma 47.61
173  Bhutan 49.36
174  Vanuatu 49.45
175  Ghana 51.09
176  North Korea 51.34
177  Gabon 51.78
178  Madagascar 54.20
179  Azerbaijan 54.60
180  Yemen 54.70
181  Kenya 54.70
182  Cambodia 54.79
183  Togo 56.24
184  Mayotte 56.29
185  Senegal 58.94
186  Bangladesh 59.02
187  Burundi 59.64
188  Haiti 59.69
189  Cameroon 63.34
190  Mauritania 63.42
191  Benin 64.64
192  Uganda 64.82
193  Pakistan 65.14
194  Guinea 65.22
195  Comoros 66.57
196 67.33
197  Cote d'Ivoire 68.06
198  Swaziland 68.63
199  Tanzania 69.28
200  Western Sahara 69.66
201  Lesotho 77.40
202  Laos 77.82
203 79.78
204  Central African Republic 80.62
205  Ethiopia 80.80
206 81.21
207  Equatorial Guinea 81.58
208  Rwanda 81.61
209  Sudan 82.43
210  Burkina Faso 84.49
211  Malawi 89.05
212  Nigeria 94.35
213  Djibouti 97.51
214  Chad 98.69
215  Guinea-Bissau 99.82
216  Zambia 101.20
217  Mali 102.05
218  Mozambique 105.80
219  Somalia 109.19
220  Niger 116.66
221  Liberia 138.24
222  Afghanistan 151.95
223  Sierra Leone 154.43
224  Angola 180.21

See also