Lesotho - Infant Mortality Rate

Since 2014, Lesotho Infant Mortality Rate was down by 1.7% year on year. At 65.4 Units (Deaths) Per Thousand Live Births in 2019, the country was ranked number 7 comparing other countries in Infant Mortality Rate. Lesotho is overtaken by Democratic Republic of the Congo, which was number 6 with 66.6 Units (Deaths) Per Thousand Live Births and is followed by Guinea at 63.4 Units (Deaths) Per Thousand Live Births. Central African Republic lead the ranking with 83.3 Units (Deaths) Per Thousand Live Births in 2019, -1.4% compared to 2018. Sierra Leone, Somalia and Nigeria respectively ranked number 2, 3 and 4 in this ranking. Venezuela recorded the best 5 years average growth at +7.9% per year, while Montenegro witnessed the worst performance at -12.5% per year.

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Date Units (Deaths) Per Thousand Live Births
2019 65.40
2018 65.70
2017 68.80
2016 70.30
2015 71.20
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How does Lesotho rank in Infant Mortality Rate?

# 193 Countries Units (Deaths) Per Thousand Live Births Last YoY 5‑years CAGR
1 #1
Central African Republic
83 2019 -1.4 % -2.2 % View data
2 #2
Sierra Leone
76 2019 -3.7 % -3.8 % View data
6 #6
Democratic Republic of the Congo
67 2019 -2.4 % -2.6 % View data
7 #7
Lesotho
65 2019 -0.5 % -1.7 % View data
8 #8
Guinea
63 2019 -2.3 % -1.9 % View data
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