South Africa - Under 5 Mortality Rate

Since 2014, South Africa Under 5 Mortality Rate fell by 4.2% year on year. In 2019, the country was number 58 comparing other countries in Under 5 Mortality Rate with 31.8 Units (Deaths) Per Thousand Live Births. South Africa is overtaken by Marshall Islands, which was number 57 with 32.8 Units (Deaths) Per Thousand Live Births and is followed by Nauru at 31.3 Units (Deaths) Per Thousand Live Births. Somalia lead the ranking with 119.1 Units (Deaths) Per Thousand Live Births in 2019, that is a decrease of 2% compared to 2018. Nigeria, Chad and Central African Republic respectively ranked number 2, 3 and 4 in this ranking. Venezuela witnessed the best average annual growth at +7.6% 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 31.80
2018 33.80
2017 35.30
2016 36.60
2015 37.70
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How does South Africa rank in Under 5 Mortality Rate?

# 193 Countries Units (Deaths) Per Thousand Live Births Last YoY 5‑years CAGR
1 #1
Somalia
119 2019 -2.0 % -2.9 % View data
2 #2
Nigeria
118 2019 -2.0 % -1.5 % View data
57 #57
Marshall Islands
33 2019 -0.9 % -2.3 % View data
58 #58
South Africa
32 2019 -5.9 % -4.2 % View data
59 #59
Nauru
31 2019 -1.6 % -2.8 % View data
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