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
    71
  2. Rank
    2
    Country
    Sierra Leone
    Result
    70
  3. Rank
    3
    Country
    Chad
    Result
    67
  4. Rank
    4
    Country
    Somalia
    Result
    63
  5. Rank
    5
    Country
    Congo-Kinshasa
    Result
    60
  6. Rank
    6
    Country
    South Sudan
    Result
    59
  7. Rank
    7
    Country
    Equatorial Guinea
    Result
    58
  8. Rank
    8
    Country
    Mali
    Result
    57
  9. Rank
    9
    Country
    Pakistan
    Result
    56
  10. Rank
    10
    Country
    Nigeria
    Result
    55
  11. Rank
    11
    Country
    Benin
    Result
    54
  12. Rank
    Country
    Cameroon
    Result
    54
  13. Rank
    Country
    Ivory Coast
    Result
    54
  14. Rank
    14
    Country
    Angola
    Result
    53
  15. Rank
    15
    Country
    Guinea-Bissau
    Result
    50
  16. Rank
    Country
    Lesotho
    Result
    50
  17. Rank
    17
    Country
    Haiti
    Result
    48
  18. Rank
    Country
    Mauritania
    Result
    48
  19. Rank
    19
    Country
    Liberia
    Result
    47
  20. Rank
    20
    Country
    Mozambique
    Result
    45
  21. Rank
    Country
    Guinea
    Result
    45
  22. Rank
    Country
    Burkina Faso
    Result
    45
  23. Rank
    Country
    Afghanistan
    Result
    45
  24. Rank
    24
    Country
    Togo
    Result
    43
  25. Rank
    25
    Country
    Yemen
    Result
    42
  26. Rank
    26
    Country
    Turkmenistan
    Result
    40
  27. Rank
    27
    Country
    Zambia
    Result
    39
  28. Rank
    Country
    Uganda
    Result
    39
  29. Rank
    Country
    Niger
    Result
    39
  30. Rank
    30
    Country
    Gambia, The
    Result
    38
  31. Rank
    Country
    Sudan
    Result
    38
  32. Rank
    32
    Country
    Burundi
    Result
    37
  33. Rank
    Country
    Papua New Guinea
    Result
    37
  34. Rank
    34
    Country
    Eswatini
    Result
    35
  35. Rank
    35
    Country
    Zimbabwe
    Result
    34
  36. Rank
    Country
    Tanzania
    Result
    34
  37. Rank
    37
    Country
    Laos
    Result
    33
  38. Rank
    Country
    Malawi
    Result
    33
  39. Rank
    Country
    Myanmar
    Result
    33
  40. Rank
    40
    Country
    Timor-Leste
    Result
    32
  41. Rank
    41
    Country
    Kenya
    Result
    31
  42. Rank
    Country
    Ghana
    Result
    31
  43. Rank
    Country
    Gabon
    Result
    31
  44. Rank
    Country
    Congo-Brazzaville
    Result
    31
  45. Rank
    45
    Country
    Ethiopia
    Result
    30
  46. Rank
    Country
    Kosovo
    Result
    30 a
  47. Rank
    47
    Country
    Namibia
    Result
    27
  48. Rank
    Country
    India
    Result
    27
  49. Rank
    Country
    Eritrea
    Result
    27
  50. Rank
    Country
    Botswana
    Result
    27
  51. Rank
    51
    Country
    Senegal
    Result
    26
  52. Rank
    52
    Country
    Bolivia
    Result
    25
  53. Rank
    Country
    Guyana
    Result
    25
  54. Rank
    Country
    Venezuela
    Result
    25

Index key & notes

Notes

Infant mortality rates can be underestimated in certain countries where not all deaths are officially recorded.

Sources: UN World Population Prospects; CIA World Factbook

a 2019 estimate