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Health > Infant mortality > Infant mortality: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: The infant mortality rate is the number of deaths of children under one year of age expressed per 1 000 live births. Neonatal mortality refers to the death of children under 28 days.

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH
1 Turkey 22.6 Deaths per 1 000 live bir 2009
2 Mexico 18.1 Deaths per 1 000 live bir 2009
3 United States 6.9 Deaths per 1 000 live bir 2009
4 Slovakia 6.6 Deaths per 1 000 live bir 2009
5 Poland 6 Deaths per 1 000 live bir 2009
6 Hungary 5.7 Deaths per 1 000 live bir 2009
7 Canada 5.4 Deaths per 1 000 live bir 2009
8 South Korea 5.3 Deaths per 1 000 live bir 2009
9 New Zealand 5.2 Deaths per 1 000 live bir 2009
10 United Kingdom 5 Deaths per 1 000 live bir 2009
11 Australia 4.7 Deaths per 1 000 live bir 2009
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 4.49 Deaths per 1 000 live bir 2009
=12 Switzerland 4.4 Deaths per 1 000 live bir 2009
=12 Netherlands 4.4 Deaths per 1 000 live bir 2009
High income OECD countries average (profile) 4.06 Deaths per 1 000 live bir 2009
14 Italy 3.9 Deaths per 1 000 live bir 2009
=15 Denmark 3.8 Deaths per 1 000 live bir 2009
=15 Germany 3.8 Deaths per 1 000 live bir 2009
=15 Spain 3.8 Deaths per 1 000 live bir 2009
=15 France 3.8 Deaths per 1 000 live bir 2009
=19 Ireland 3.7 Deaths per 1 000 live bir 2009
=19 Belgium 3.7 Deaths per 1 000 live bir 2009
=19 Greece 3.7 Deaths per 1 000 live bir 2009
22 Austria 3.6 Deaths per 1 000 live bir 2009
=23 Czech Republic 3.3 Deaths per 1 000 live bir 2009
=23 Portugal 3.3 Deaths per 1 000 live bir 2009
25 Norway 3.2 Deaths per 1 000 live bir 2009
=26 Finland 2.8 Deaths per 1 000 live bir 2009
=26 Sweden 2.8 Deaths per 1 000 live bir 2009
28 Japan 2.6 Deaths per 1 000 live bir 2009
29 Luxembourg 2.5 Deaths per 1 000 live bir 2009
30 Iceland 1.4 Deaths per 1 000 live bir 2009

Citation

"Countries Compared by Health > Infant mortality > Infant mortality. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", OECD Country statistical profiles 2009. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Health/Infant-mortality/Infant-mortality

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  • United States ranked first for infant mortality > infant mortality amongst High income OECD countries in 2009.
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