Share of death causes for neonatal and children aged 1 to 59 months worldwide 2018

The statistic shows the distribution of leading causes of neonatal deaths and deaths among children aged 1 to 59 months worldwide in 2018. In that year, preterm birth complications were the leading cause of neonatal deaths with a share of 16 percent, whereas pneumonia was the leading cause of death among children aged 1 to 59 months with a share of 12 percent.

Distribution of leading causes of neonatal deaths and deaths among children aged 1 to 59 months worldwide in 2018

Deaths among children aged 1-59 months (53%)Neonatal deaths (47%)
Pneumoia12%3%
Preterm birth complications 2%16%
Intrapartum-related events 1%11%
Sepsis or menigitis 2%7%
Congential4%5%
Other 12%3%
AIDS1%-
Diarrhoea 8%0.3%
Tetanus-1%
Malaria5%-
Injury6%1%
Measles2%-
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Release date

2019

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

2018

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