Rankings

Death rates and infant mortality Change

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Highest infant mortality rate

Number of deaths per 1,000 live births 2020-25 forecast

  1. Rank
    1
    Country
    Central African Rep.
    Result
    73
  2. Rank
    2
    Country
    Chad
    Result
    72
  3. Rank
    3
    Country
    Sierra Leone
    Result
    68
  4. Rank
    4
    Country
    Somalia
    Result
    63
  5. Rank
    5
    Country
    Burundi
    Result
    61
  6. Rank
    Country
    Guinea-Bissau
    Result
    61
  7. Rank
    7
    Country
    Mauritania
    Result
    59
  8. Rank
    8
    Country
    Pakistan
    Result
    58
  9. Rank
    9
    Country
    Congo-Kinshasa
    Result
    57
  10. Rank
    Country
    Mozambique
    Result
    57
  11. Rank
    Country
    South Sudan
    Result
    57
  12. Rank
    12
    Country
    Mali
    Result
    56
  13. Rank
    Country
    Benin
    Result
    56
  14. Rank
    14
    Country
    Nigeria
    Result
    55
  15. Rank
    15
    Country
    Angola
    Result
    54
  16. Rank
    Country
    Equatorial Guinea
    Result
    54
  17. Rank
    Country
    Malawi
    Result
    54
  18. Rank
    18
    Country
    Cameroon
    Result
    52
  19. Rank
    19
    Country
    Uganda
    Result
    49
  20. Rank
    Country
    Niger
    Result
    49
  21. Rank
    Country
    Ivory Coast
    Result
    49
  22. Rank
    22
    Country
    Burkina Faso
    Result
    46
  23. Rank
    23
    Country
    Afghanistan
    Result
    45
  24. Rank
    Country
    Togo
    Result
    45
  25. Rank
    25
    Country
    Papua New Guinea
    Result
    41
  26. Rank
    Country
    Lesotho
    Result
    41
  27. Rank
    Country
    Gambia, The
    Result
    41
  28. Rank
    28
    Country
    Guinea
    Result
    40
  29. Rank
    Country
    Sudan
    Result
    40
  30. Rank
    Country
    Zambia
    Result
    40
  31. Rank
    31
    Country
    Myanmar
    Result
    39
  32. Rank
    Country
    Turkmenistan
    Result
    39
  33. Rank
    33
    Country
    Zimbabwe
    Result
    38
  34. Rank
    Country
    Yemen
    Result
    38
  35. Rank
    Country
    Swaziland
    Result
    38
  36. Rank
    Country
    Haiti
    Result
    38
  37. Rank
    37
    Country
    Liberia
    Result
    37
  38. Rank
    38
    Country
    Ghana
    Result
    36
  39. Rank
    39
    Country
    Tanzania
    Result
    35
  40. Rank
    Country
    Congo-Brazzaville
    Result
    35
  41. Rank
    41
    Country
    Laos
    Result
    34
  42. Rank
    Country
    Rwanda
    Result
    34
  43. Rank
    43
    Country
    Gabon
    Result
    31
  44. Rank
    Country
    Kenya
    Result
    31
  45. Rank
    45
    Country
    Tajikistan
    Result
    30
  46. Rank
    Country
    India
    Result
    30
  47. Rank
    47
    Country
    Bolivia
    Result
    29
  48. Rank
    Country
    Ethiopia
    Result
    29
  49. Rank
    49
    Country
    Guyana
    Result
    28
  50. Rank
    50
    Country
    Senegal
    Result
    27
  51. Rank
    Country
    South Africa
    Result
    27
  52. Rank
    Country
    Timor-Leste
    Result
    27

Index key & notes

Notes

Note: Rates can be underestimated in certain countries where not all deaths are officially recorded.

Sources: UN World Population Prospects; CIA World Factbook