Child mortality in the first five years of life worldwide in 2016, by region (per 1,000 live births)

Under-five child mortality by world region 2016 This statistic depicts the child mortality worldwide among children under five years of age in 2016, by region and per 1,000 live births. In that year, Africa had the highest child mortality rate, with some 76.5 deaths per one thousand live births.
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Deaths per thousand live births
Africa76.5
Americas14.2
Southeast Asia38.9
Europe9.6
Eastern Mediterranean51.7
Western Pacific12.9
Deaths per thousand live births
Africa76.5
Americas14.2
Southeast Asia38.9
Europe9.6
Eastern Mediterranean51.7
Western Pacific12.9
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This statistic depicts the child mortality worldwide among children under five years of age in 2016, by region and per 1,000 live births. In that year, Africa had the highest child mortality rate, with some 76.5 deaths per one thousand live births.
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Release date
May 2018
Region
Worldwide
Survey time period
2016
Special properties
under 5 years of age
Supplementary notes
The under-five mortality rate is defined as the probability of dying by age 5 expressed as the total number of such deaths per 1,000 live births. Within each WHO region, countries are sorted in descending order based on the AARD in this rate.

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