Highest Infant Mortality Rate

A tragic measure of public health

One of the most common metrics of public health is how many children born in that country survive infancy, or more broadly how many reach the age of five. Due to their vulnerability, children are more likely to die from common injuries and diseases than adults. Luckily, infant mortality rates are much lower today that in the past, when most families expected to lose children.

The countries with the highest infant mortality rate (deaths per 1,000 births) as of 2020.


NOTE: Country rankings aren't definitive; instead they provide an approximate comparison. Country data vary enormously depending on the sources, and there is an absence of reliable data on some countries.. Source: The World Factbook and the U.S. Census Bureau, International Database.



How Many Countries?General World StatisticsMost and Least Livable Countries


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