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Lowest 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. Luckily, infant mortality rates are much lower today that in the past, when most families expected to lose children. Here are the countries that have made the most progress in caring for some of their most vulnerable citizens.

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

1.Monaco1.8
2.Japan2
3.Iceland2.1
4.Singapore2.4
5.Bermuda2.73
6.Finland2.89
7.Norway3.15
8.Czech Republic3.17
9.Sweden3.33
10.Hong Kong3.34

 

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.

 

 

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