The State of the World's Children 2000

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Statistical Tables

Under-Five mortality rankings

The following list ranks countries in descending order of their estimated 1998 under-five mortality rate (U5MR), a critical indicator of the well-being of children. Countries are listed alphabetically in the tables that follow.

  Under-5 mortality rate
Country Value Rank
Sierra Leone 316 1
Angola 292 2
Niger 280 3
Afghanistan 257 4
Mali 237 5
Liberia 235 6
Malawi 213 7
Somalia 211 8
Congo, Dem. Rep. 207 9
Mozambique 206 10
Guinea-Bissau 205 11
Zambia 202 12
Chad 198 13
Guinea 197 14
Nigeria 187 15
Mauritania 183 16
Burundi 176 17
Central African Rep. 173 18
Ethiopia 173 18
Equatorial Guinea 171 20
Rwanda 170 21
Benin 165 22
Burkina Faso 165 22
Cambodia 163 24
Madagascar 157 25
Djibouti 156 26
Cameroon 153 27
Cote d'Ivoire 150 28
Mongolia 150 28
Gabon 144 30
Togo 144 30
Tanzania 142 32
Lesotho 136 33
Pakistan 136 33
Uganda 134 35
Haiti 130 36
Iraq 125 37
Senegal 121 38
Yemen 121 38
Kenya 117 40
Bhutan 116 41
Lao People's Dem. Rep. 116 41
Sudan 115 43
Myanmar 113 44
Eritrea 112 45
Papua New Guinea 112 45
Congo 108 47
Bangladesh 106 48
Ghana 105 49
India 105 49
Nepal 100 51
Marshall Islands 92 52
Comoros 90 53
Swaziland 90 53
Zimbabwe 89 55
Maldives 87 56
Bolivia 85 57
South Africa 83 58
Gambia 82 59
Guyana 79 60
Sao Tome and Principe 77 61
Kiribati 74 62
Namibia 74 62
Tajikistan 74 62
Cape Verde 73 65
Turkmenistan 72 66
Morocco 70 67
Egypt 69 68
Kyrgyzstan 66 69
Uzbekistan 58 70
Indonesia 56 71
Tuvalu 56 71
Peru 54 73
Guatemala 52 74
Dominican Rep. 51 75
Vanuatu 49 76
Botswana 48 77
Nicaragua 48 77
China 47 79
Azerbaijan 46 80
Honduras 44 81
Philippines 44 81
Belize 43 83
Kazakhstan 43 83
Brazil 42 85
Turkey 42 85
Viet Nam 42 85
Algeria 40 88
Ecuador 39 89
Albania 37 90
Saint Kitts and Nevis 37 90
Thailand 37 90
Jordan 36 93
Lebanon 35 94
Moldova, Rep. of 35 94
Suriname 35 94
El Salvador 34 97
Mexico 34 97
Palau 34 97
Iran 33 100
Paraguay 33 100
Syria 32 102
Tunisia 32 102
Armenia 30 104
Colombia 30 104
Cook Islands 30 104
Korea, Dem. People's Rep. 30 104
Nauru 30 104
Grenada 28 109
Belarus 27 110
Samoa 27 110
TFYR Macedonia 27 110
Saudi Arabia 26 113
Solomon Islands 26 113
Russian Federation 25 115
Venezuela 25 115
Libya 24 117
Micronesia, Fed. States of 24 117
Romania 24 117
Fiji 23 120
Georgia 23 120
Lithuania 23 120
Mauritius 23 120
Saint Vincent/Grenadines 23 120
Tonga 23 120
Argentina 22 126
Estonia 22 126
Latvia 22 126
Ukraine 22 126
Bahamas 21 130
Saint Lucia 21 130
Yugoslavia 21 130
Antigua and Barbuda 20 133
Bahrain 20 133
Dominica 20 133
Panama 20 133
Bosnia and Herzegovina 19 137
Sri Lanka 19 137
Uruguay 19 137
Oman 18 140
Qatar 18 140
Seychelles 18 140
Trinidad and Tobago 18 140
Bulgaria 17 144
Costa Rica 16 145
Barbados 15 146
Kuwait 13 147
Chile 12 148
Hungary 11 149
Jamaica 11 149
Liechtenstein 11 149
Poland 11 149
Malaysia 10 153
Slovakia 10 153
United Arab Emirates 10 153
Brunei Darussalam 9 156
Croatia 9 156
Cyprus 9 156
Portugal 9 156
Cuba 8 160
United States 8 160
Greece 7 162
Ireland 7 162
Malta 7 162
Andorra 6 165
Belgium 6 165
Canada 6 165
Czech Rep. 6 165
Israel 6 165
Italy 6 165
New Zealand 6 165
San Marino 6 165
Spain 6 165
United Kingdom 6 165
Australia 5 175
Austria 5 175
Denmark 5 175
Finland 5 175
France 5 175
Germany 5 175
Iceland 5 175
Korea, Rep. of 5 175
Luxembourg 5 175
Monaco 5 175
Netherlands 5 175
Singapore 5 175
Slovenia 5 175
Switzerland 5 175
Japan 4 189
Norway 4 189
Sweden 4 189
Holy See no data -
Niue no data -

 
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