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The State of the World's Children 2002: Leadership

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Table 8: The rate of progress

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  Under-5 mortality rank Under-5 mortality rate Average annual rate of reduction (%) Decade reduction (%) GDPper capita average annual growth rate (%) Total fertility rate Average annual rate of reduction (%)
1960 1990 2000 1960-90 1990-2000 1990-2000 1960-90 1990-2000 1960 1990 2000 1960-90 1990-2000
Afghanistan 4 360 260 257 1.1 0.1 1 0.1 - 7.7 7.1 6.9 0.3 0.3
Albania 96 151 45 31 4.0 3.7 31 - 3.2 5.9 3.0 2.5 2.3 1.8
Algeria 70 280 53 65 5.5 -2.0 -23 2.4 0.1 7.4 4.6 3.1 1.6 3.9
Andorra 160 - - 7 - - - - - - - - - -
Angola 2 345 283 295 0.7 -0.4 -4 - -1.8 6.4 7.2 7.2 -0.4 0.0
Antigua and Barbuda 145 - - 15 - - - - 2.1 - - - - -
Argentina 123 72 28 21 3.1 2.9 25 0.6 3.0 3.1 2.9 2.5 0.2 1.5
Armenia 98 48 31 30 1.5 0.3 3 - -2.6 4.5 2.4 1.3 2.1 6.1
Australia 163 24 10 6 2.9 5.1 40 2.1 2.9 3.4 1.9 1.8 1.9 0.5
Austria 175 43 9 5 5.2 5.9 44 3.2 1.6 2.7 1.5 1.3 2.0 1.4
Azerbaijan 47 - 105 105 - 0.0 0 - -6.3 5.5 2.7 1.7 2.4 4.6
Bahamas 137 68 29 18 2.8 4.8 38 1.2 0.2 4.4 2.6 2.4 1.8 0.8
Bahrain 141 160 19 16 7.1 1.7 16 - 0.8 7.1 3.8 2.5 2.1 4.2
Bangladesh 55 248 144 82 1.8 5.6 43 0.5 3.1 7.0 4.6 3.7 1.4 2.2
Barbados 146 90 16 14 5.8 1.3 13 3.0 1.6 4.5 1.7 1.5 3.2 1.3
Belarus 129 47 21 20 2.7 0.5 5 - -1.7 2.7 1.9 1.3 1.2 3.8
Belgium 163 35 9 6 4.5 4.1 33 2.9 1.7 2.6 1.6 1.5 1.6 0.6
Belize 83 104 49 41 2.5 1.8 16 3.2 0.9 6.6 4.5 3.2 1.3 3.4
Benin 25 300 185 154 1.6 1.8 17 0.1 1.8 7.0 6.7 5.9 0.1 1.3
Bhutan 51 300 166 100 2.0 5.1 40 - 3.4 5.9 5.9 5.3 0.0 1.1
Bolivia 57 255 122 80 2.5 4.2 34 -0.1 1.6 6.7 4.9 4.2 1.0 1.5
Bosnia and Herzegovina 137 160 22 18 6.6 2.0 18 - 27.4 4.1 1.7 1.4 2.9 1.9
Botswana 50 173 58 101 3.6 -5.5 -74 8.6 2.3 6.8 5.2 4.2 0.9 2.1
Brazil 90 177 60 38 3.6 4.6 37 3.6 1.5 6.2 2.8 2.3 2.6 2.0
Brunei Darussalam 160 87 11 7 6.9 4.5 36 -1.8 -0.5 6.9 3.3 2.7 2.5 2.0
Bulgaria 141 70 16 16 4.9 0.0 0 - -1.5 2.3 1.7 1.1 1.0 4.4
Burkina Faso 12 315 210 198 1.4 0.6 6 1.1 1.6 6.7 7.3 6.9 -0.3 0.6
Burundi 14 250 190 190 0.9 0.0 0 2.0 -4.7 6.8 6.8 6.8 0.0 0.0
Cambodia 32 - 115 135 - -1.6 -17 - 1.8 6.3 5.6 5.1 0.4 0.9
Cameroon 25 255 139 154 2.0 -1.0 -11 2.5 -1.0 5.8 5.9 4.9 -0.1 1.9
Canada 163 33 9 6 4.3 4.1 33 2.3 1.9 3.8 1.7 1.6 2.7 0.6
Cape Verde 84 - 60 40 - 4.1 33 - 3.2 7.0 4.3 3.4 1.6 2.3
Central African Rep. 19 327 180 180 2.0 0.0 0 -0.6 0.1 5.7 5.7 5.1 0.0 1.1
Chad 12 325 198 198 1.7 0.0 0 -1.2 -0.8 6.0 6.7 6.7 -0.4 0.0
Chile 148 138 20 12 6.4 5.1 40 1.2 5.2 5.3 2.6 2.4 2.4 0.8
China 84 225 49 40 5.1 2.0 18 4.8 9.2 5.7 2.2 1.8 3.2 2.0
Colombia 98 122 35 30 4.2 1.5 14 2.3 1.0 6.8 3.1 2.7 2.6 1.4
Comoros 55 265 120 82 2.6 3.8 32 - -2.7 6.8 6.2 5.2 0.3 1.8
Congo 45 220 110 108 2.3 0.2 2 3.1 -2.9 5.9 6.3 6.3 -0.2 0.0
Congo, Dem. Rep. 9 302 207 207 1.3 0.0 0 -1.4 -8.1 6.0 6.7 6.7 -0.4 0.0
Cook Islands 117 - 32 24 - 2.9 25 - - - - - - -
Costa Rica 148 112 16 12 6.5 2.9 25 1.6 3.3 7.1 3.2 2.8 2.7 1.3
Côte d’Ivoire 22 290 155 173 2.1 -1.1 -12 1.0 0.5 7.2 6.3 4.9 0.4 2.5
Croatia 153 98 13 9 6.7 3.7 31 - 1.5 2.4 1.7 1.7 1.1 0.0
Cuba 153 54 13 9 4.7 3.7 31 - - 4.2 1.7 1.6 3.0 0.6
Cyprus 160 36 12 7 3.7 5.4 42 6.2 2.8 3.5 2.4 2.0 1.3 1.8
Czech Rep. 175 25 11 5 2.7 7.9 55 - 0.9 2.3 1.8 1.2 0.8 4.1
Denmark 175 25 9 5 3.4 5.9 44 2.1 2.0 2.6 1.6 1.7 1.6 -0.6
Djibouti 27 289 175 146 1.7 1.8 17 - -2.3 7.0 6.4 6.0 0.3 0.6
Dominica 141 - 23 16 - 3.6 30 - 1.7 - - - - -
Dominican Rep. 75 149 65 48 2.8 3.0 26 3.1 4.2 7.4 3.4 2.8 2.6 1.9
East Timor - - - - - - - - - 6.4 5.0 4.2 0.8 1.7
Ecuador 94 178 57 32 3.8 5.8 44 2.9 -0.3 6.7 3.8 3.0 1.9 2.4
Egypt 82 282 104 43 3.3 8.8 59 3.5 2.6 7.1 4.2 3.2 1.8 2.7
El Salvador 84 191 60 40 3.9 4.1 33 -0.4 2.6 6.9 3.7 3.1 2.1 1.8
Equatorial Guinea 24 316 206 156 1.4 2.8 24 - 17.2 5.5 5.9 5.9 -0.2 0.0
Eritrea 41 - 155 114 - 3.1 26 - 1.1 6.9 6.2 5.5 0.4 1.2
Estonia 123 52 22 21 2.9 0.5 5 - 0.5 2.0 1.9 1.2 0.2 4.6
Ethiopia 21 269 193 174 1.1 1.0 10 - 2.3 6.9 6.9 6.8 0.0 0.1
Fiji 120 97 31 22 3.8 3.4 29 1.9 0.7 6.4 3.5 3.1 2.0 1.2
Finland 175 28 7 5 4.6 3.4 29 3.4 2.4 2.7 1.8 1.7 1.4 0.6
France 175 34 9 5 4.4 5.9 44 2.9 1.3 2.8 1.8 1.8 1.5 0.0
Gabon 54 - 90 90 - 0.0 0 3.1 0.3 4.1 5.1 5.4 -0.7 -0.6
Gambia 35 364 154 128 2.9 1.8 17 1.1 -0.3 6.4 5.9 5.0 0.3 1.7
Georgia 103 70 29 29 2.9 0.0 0 - 5.4 3.0 2.1 1.5 1.2 3.4
Germany 175 40 9 5 5.0 5.9 44 - 1.2 2.4 1.4 1.3 1.8 0.7
Ghana 49 215 126 102 1.8 2.1 19 -1.2 1.7 6.9 5.7 4.4 0.6 2.6
Greece 163 64 11 6 5.9 6.1 45 3.8 2.0 2.3 1.5 1.3 1.4 1.4
Grenada 109 - 37 26 - 3.5 30 - 2.3 - - - - -
Guatemala 72 202 82 59 3.0 3.3 28 1.4 1.4 6.9 5.6 4.7 0.7 1.8
Guinea 20 380 240 175 1.5 3.2 27 - 1.7 7.0 6.6 6.1 0.2 0.8
Guinea-Bissau 8 - 253 215 - 1.6 15 -0.5 -2.0 5.8 6.0 6.0 -0.1 0.0
Guyana 62 126 90 74 1.1 2.0 18 -0.3 4.7 6.5 2.7 2.4 2.9 1.2
Haiti 37 253 150 125 1.7 1.8 17 0.1 -2.7 6.3 5.4 4.2 0.5 2.5
Holy See - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Honduras 84 204 61 40 4.0 4.2 34 1.1 0.3 7.5 5.2 4.0 1.2 2.6
Hungary 153 57 16 9 4.2 5.8 44 3.9 1.9 2.0 1.8 1.3 0.4 3.3
Iceland 187 22 5 4 4.9 2.2 20 3.6 2.0 4.0 2.2 2.0 2.0 1.0
India 53 242 123 96 2.3 2.5 22 1.6 4.2 5.9 3.9 3.2 1.4 2.0
Indonesia 75 216 91 48 2.9 6.4 47 4.3 2.5 5.6 3.3 2.5 1.8 2.8
Iran 80 281 72 44 4.5 4.9 39 -3.5 1.9 7.0 5.0 3.0 1.1 5.1
Iraq 34 171 50 130 4.1 -9.6 -160 -1.1 - 7.2 6.0 5.1 0.6 1.6
Ireland 163 36 9 6 4.6 4.1 33 3.1 6.5 3.9 2.2 2.0 1.9 1.0
Israel 163 39 12 6 3.9 6.9 50 3.1 2.2 3.9 3.0 2.8 0.9 0.7
Italy 163 50 10 6 5.4 5.1 40 3.2 1.3 2.5 1.3 1.2 2.2 0.8
Jamaica 129 74 20 20 4.4 0.0 0 0.1 -0.7 5.4 2.9 2.5 2.1 1.5
Japan 187 40 6 4 6.3 4.1 33 4.8 1.0 2.1 1.6 1.4 0.9 1.3
Jordan 91 139 43 34 3.9 2.3 21 2.5 1.0 7.7 5.8 4.5 0.9 2.5
Kazakhstan 60 - 67 75 - -1.1 -12 - -3.7 4.5 2.8 2.1 1.6 2.9
Kenya 38 205 97 120 2.5 -2.1 -24 2.3 -0.4 8.0 6.1 4.4 0.9 3.3
Kiribati 64 - 88 70 - 2.3 20 -5.5 0.5 - - - - -
Korea, Dem. People’s Rep. 98 120 35 30 4.1 1.5 14 - - 4.4 2.4 2.1 2.0 1.3
Korea, Rep. of 175 127 9 5 8.8 5.9 44 6.5 4.7 6.0 1.7 1.5 4.2 1.3
Kuwait 151 128 16 10 6.9 4.7 38 -6.2 - 7.3 3.6 2.8 2.4 2.5
Kyrgyzstan 71 180 83 63 2.6 2.8 24 - -5.1 5.1 3.7 2.6 1.1 3.5
Lao People’s Dem. Rep. 47 235 163 105 1.2 4.4 36 - 3.8 6.2 6.1 5.1 0.1 1.8
Latvia 123 44 20 21 2.6 -0.5 -5 4.1 -2.4 2.0 1.9 1.1 0.2 5.5
Lebanon 94 85 37 32 2.8 1.5 14 - 4.1 6.3 3.2 2.3 2.3 3.3
Lesotho 33 203 148 133 1.1 1.1 10 3.1 1.9 5.9 5.2 4.7 0.4 1.0
Liberia 5 288 235 235 0.7 0.0 0 -0.6 - 6.6 6.8 6.8 -0.1 0.0
Libya 129 270 42 20 6.2 7.4 52 0.2 - 7.1 4.9 3.6 1.2 3.1
Liechtenstein 150 - - 11 - - - .- - - - - - -
Lithuania 123 70 21 21 4.0 0.0 0 - -3.0 2.6 2.0 1.3 0.9 4.3
Luxembourg 175 41 9 5 5.1 5.9 44 2.6 4.0 2.3 1.6 1.8 1.2 -1.2
Madagascar 30 186 168 139 0.3 1.9 17 -1.3 -0.9 6.9 6.3 5.9 0.3 0.7
Malawi 15 361 241 188 1.3 2.5 22 1.5 1.1 6.9 7.3 6.6 -0.2 1.0
Malaysia 153 105 21 9 5.4 8.5 57 4.1 4.4 6.8 3.8 3.1 1.9 2.0
Maldives 57 300 115 80 3.2 3.6 30 - 4.9 7.0 6.4 5.6 0.3 1.3
Mali 6 517 254 233 2.4 0.9 8 0.1 1.3 7.1 7.0 7.0 0.0 0.0
Malta 163 42 14 6 3.7 8.5 57 7.1 4.1 3.4 2.0 1.9 1.8 0.5
Marshall Islands 68 - 92 68 - 3.0 26 - - - - - - -
Mauritania 18 310 183 183 1.8 0.0 0 0.8 1.4 6.5 6.2 6.0 0.2 0.3
Mauritius 129 92 25 20 4.3 2.2 20 2.9 4.0 5.9 2.3 2.0 3.1 1.4
Mexico 98 134 46 30 3.6 4.3 35 2.4 1.4 6.9 3.4 2.7 2.4 2.3
Micronesia, Fed. States of 117 - 31 24 - 2.6 23 - -0.9 - - - - -
Moldova, Rep. of 92 88 37 33 2.9 1.1 11 - -9.5 3.3 2.4 1.5 1.1 4.7
Monaco 175 - - 5 - - - - - - - - - -
Mongolia 59 - 107 78 - 3.2 27 - -0.3 6.0 4.1 2.5 1.3 4.9
Morocco 77 211 85 46 3.0 6.1 46 2.3 0.4 7.2 4.3 3.2 1.7 3.0
Mozambique 11 313 235 200 1.0 1.6 15 - 4.0 6.4 6.5 6.1 -0.1 0.6
Myanmar 43 252 130 110 2.2 1.7 15 1.4 5.1 6.0 4.0 3.1 1.4 2.5
Namibia 67 206 84 69 3.0 2.0 18 - 1.5 6.0 6.1 5.1 -0.1 1.8
Nauru 98 - - 30 - - - - - .- - - - . -
Nepal 51 315 145 100 2.6 3.7 31 0.5 2.3 6.0 5.2 4.7 0.5 1.0
Netherlands 175 22 8 5 3.4 4.7 38 2.4 2.2 3.2 1.6 1.5 2.3 0.6
New Zealand 163 26 11 6 2.9 6.1 45 - 1.8 4.1 2.1 2.0 2.2 0.5
Nicaragua 78 193 66 45 3.6 3.8 32 -1.5 0.7 7.3 5.0 4.1 1.3 2.0
Niger 3 354 320 270 0.3 1.7 16 -2.2 -0.9 7.9 8.1 8.0 -0.1 0.1
Nigeria 17 207 190 184 0.3 0.3 3 0.4 -0.5 6.9 6.6 5.7 0.1 1.5
Niue - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Norway 187 23 9 4 3.1 8.1 56 3.4 3.0 2.9 1.9 1.8 1.4 0.5
Occupied Palestinian Territories 113 - 40 25 - 4.7 38 - -0.8 7.7 6.5 5.8 0.6 1.1
Oman 146 280 30 14 7.4 7.6 53 7.6 0.3 7.2 7.0 5.7 0.1 2.1
Pakistan 43 227 128 110 1.9 1.5 14 2.9 1.2 6.3 6.0 5.3 0.2 1.2
Palau 103 - 34 29 - 1.6 15 - - .- - - - -
Panama 109 88 34 26 3.2 2.7 24 1.8 2.3 5.9 3.1 2.5 2.1 2.2
Papua New Guinea 42 204 112 112 2.0 0.0 0 1.1 1.7 6.3 5.2 4.5 0.6 1.4
Paraguay 96 90 37 31 3.0 1.8 16 3.0 -0.5 6.6 4.8 4.0 1.1 1.8
Peru 74 234 75 50 3.8 4.1 33 0.4 2.9 6.9 3.7 2.8 2.1 2.8
Philippines 84 110 66 40 1.7 5.0 39 1.5 1.0 7.0 4.4 3.4 1.5 2.6
Poland 151 70 19 10 4.3 6.4 47 - 4.5 3.0 2.1 1.4 1.2 4.1
Portugal 163 112 15 6 6.7 9.2 60 4.0 2.4 3.1 1.6 1.5 2.2 0.6
Qatar 141 140 25 16 5.7 4.5 36 - - 7.0 4.4 3.5 1.5 2.3
Romania 120 82 32 22 3.1 3.7 31 2.0 -0.4 2.3 1.9 1.3 0.6 3.8
Russian Federation 120 64 26 22 3.0 1.7 15 3.8 -4.6 2.7 1.8 1.2 1.4 4.1
Rwanda 16 206 178 187 0.5 -0.5 -5 1.1 -2.1 7.6 6.9 6.0 0.3 1.4
Saint Kitts and Nevis 113 - 36 25 - 3.6 31 3.7 4.8 .- - - - -
Saint Lucia 135 - 24 19 - 2.3 21 - 1.2 6.9 3.4 2.6 2.4 2.7
Saint Vincent/Grenadines 113 - 26 25 - 0.4 4 - 2.5 - - - - -
Samoa 109 210 42 26 5.4 4.8 38 - 2.0 7.3 4.8 4.4 1.4 0.9
San Marino 163 - - 6 - - - - - - - - - -
Sao Tome and Principe 60 - 90 75 - 1.8 17 - -0.8 - - - - -
Saudi Arabia 103 250 44 29 5.8 4.2 34 2.2 -1.1 7.3 6.9 5.9 0.2 1.6
Senegal 30 300 148 139 2.4 0.6 6 -0.6 0.9 7.0 6.3 5.4 0.4 1.5
Seychelles 139 - 21 17 - 2.1 19 3.1 1.1 v- - - - -
Sierra Leone 1 390 323 316 0.6 0.2 2 0.6 -6.8 6.3 6.5 6.5 -0.1 0.0
Singapore 187 40 8 4 5.4 6.9 50 6.9 4.7 5.5 1.8 1.6 3.7 1.2
Slovakia 153 40 15 9 3.3 5.1 40 - 1.9 3.1 2.0 1.4 1.5 3.6
Slovenia 175 45 9 5 5.4 5.9 44 - 2.8 2.4 1.6 1.2 1.4 2.9
Solomon Islands 113 185 36 25 5.5 3.6 31 2.4 -0.9 6.4 5.9 5.5 0.3 0.7
Somalia 7 - 225 225 - 0.0 0 -1.0 - 7.3 7.3 7.3 0.0 0.0
South Africa 64 130 60 70 2.6 -1.5 -17 1.3 0.0 6.5 3.6 3.0 2.0 1.8
Spain 175 57 9 5 6.2 5.9 44 3.2 2.2 2.9 1.4 1.2 2.4 1.5
Sri Lanka 135 133 23 19 5.8 1.9 17 2.7 3.9 5.8 2.6 2.1 2.7 2.1
Sudan 45 208 123 108 1.8 1.3 12 -0.1 5.9 6.7 5.5 4.7 0.7 1.6
Suriname 92 98 44 33 2.7 2.9 25 -0.6 3.3 6.6 2.7 2.2 3.0 2.0
Swaziland 28 225 110 142 2.4 -2.6 -29 2.1 0.2 6.5 5.6 4.6 0.5 2.0
Sweden 187 20 6 4 4.0 4.1 33 2.2 1.4 2.3 2.0 1.4 0.5 3.6
Switzerland 187 27 8 4 4.1 6.9 50 1.6 0.1 2.4 1.5 1.5 1.6 0.0
Syria 103 201 44 29 5.1 4.2 34 2.9 2.6 7.3 5.7 3.9 0.8 3.8
Tajikistan 63 140 78 73 1.9 0.7 6 - -3.3 6.3 4.9 3.3 0.8 4.0
Tanzania 23 241 163 165 1.3 -0.1 -1 - 0.2 6.8 6.2 5.3 0.3 1.6
TFYR Macedonia 109 177 41 26 4.9 4.6 37 - -0.9 4.2 2.0 1.7 2.5 1.6
Thailand 103 148 40 29 4.4 3.2 28 4.6 3.3 6.4 2.3 2.1 3.4 0.9
Togo 28 267 152 142 1.9 0.7 7 1.1 -0.3 7.1 6.3 5.6 0.4 1.2
Tonga 123 - 27 21 - 2.5 22 - 2.2 - - - - -
Trinidad and Tobago 129 73 24 20 3.7 1.8 17 3.1 2.4 5.2 2.5 1.6 2.4 4.5
Tunisia 108 254 52 28 5.3 6.2 46 3.3 3.0 7.2 3.6 2.2 2.3 4.9
Turkey 78 219 78 45 3.4 5.5 42 2.0 2.1 6.4 3.4 2.5 2.1 3.1
Turkmenistan 64 150 76 70 2.3 0.8 8 - -7.4 6.4 4.3 3.4 1.3 2.3
Tuvalu 73 - 56 53 - 0.6 5 - - - - - - -
Uganda 36 224 165 127 1.0 2.6 23 - 3.9 6.9 7.1 7.1 -0.1 0.0
Ukraine 123 53 22 21 2.9 0.5 5 - -8.9 2.5 1.8 1.2 1.1 4.1
United Arab Emirates 153 223 14 9 9.2 4.4 36 -5.0 -1.6 7.0 4.2 3.1 1.7 3.0
United Kingdom 163 27 9 6 3.7 4.1 33 2.1 2.1 2.7 1.8 1.7 1.4 0.6
United States 159 30 10 8 3.7 2.2 20 2.2 2.2 3.5 2.0 2.0 1.9 0.0
Uruguay 139 56 24 17 2.8 3.4 29 0.9 2.6 2.9 2.5 2.4 0.5 0.4
Uzbekistan 69 - 62 67 - -0.8 -8 - -2.4 6.7 4.0 2.6 1.7 4.3
Vanuatu 80 225 70 44 3.9 4.6 37 - -0.9 7.2 4.9 4.5 1.3 0.9
Venezuela 119 75 27 23 3.4 1.6 15 -0.5 -0.6 6.6 3.5 2.9 2.1 1.9
Viet Nam 89 219 50 39 4.9 2.5 22 - 6.1 6.9 3.7 2.4 2.1 4.3
Yemen 39 340 142 117 2.9 1.9 18 - 0.0 7.6 7.6 7.6 0.0 0.0
Yugoslavia 129 120 30 20 4.6 4.1 33 - - 2.7 2.1 1.7 0.8 2.1
Zambia 10 213 192 202 0.3 -0.5 -5 -1.2 -2.1 6.6 6.4 5.9 0.1 0.8
Zimbabwe 39 159 80 117 2.3 -3.8 -46 1.4 0.3 7.2 5.8 4.8 0.7 1.9
 

Regional summaries

Sub-Saharan Africa   254 181 175 1.1 0.3 3 1.2 0.3 6.8 6.3 5.7 0.2 1.0
Middle East and North Africa   250 80 64 3.8 2.2 20 0.9 1.7 7.1 5.0 3.8 1.2 2.8
South Asia   244 128 100 2.1 2.4 22 1.7 3.7 6.1 4.2 3.5 1.2 1.8
East Asia and Pacific   212 58 44 4.3 2.7 24 5.1 6.2 5.8 2.5 2.1 2.8 2.1
Latin America and Caribbean   153 53 37 3.5 3.7 31 2.4 1.8 6.0 3.2 2.7 2.1 1.8
CEE/CIS and Baltic States   103 45 37 2.8 1.8 17 3.4 -0.9 3.2 2.3 1.6 1.1 3.4
Industrialized countries   37 9 6 4.7 3.8 32 3.1 1.7 2.8 1.7 1.7 1.7 0.4
Developing countries   223 103 91 2.6 1.2 11 2.9 3.6 6.1 3.6 3.1 1.7 1.7
Least developed countries   279 181 161 1.4 1.2 11 0.0 1.6 6.7 5.9 5.4 0.4 0.9
World   198 93 83 2.5 1.1 10 3.1 2.0 5.0 3.2 2.8 1.5 1.5
Countries in each region are listed on here.
Definitions of the indicators Main data sources
Under-five mortality rate - Probability of dying between birth and exactly five years of age expressed per 1,000 live births. Under-five mortality - UNICEF, United Nations Population Division and United Nations Statistics Division.
Decade reduction 1990 to 2000 - Percentage reduction in the under-five mortality rate (U5MR) from 1990 to 2000. The World Summit for Children held in New York, September 1990, established a goal of a one-third reduction in U5MR between 1990 and 2000. Thus the goal has been achieved by any country with a value of 33 or more in this column. A negative value signifies an increase in U5MR between 1990 and 2000. GDP per capita - World Bank.
GDP per capita - Gross domestic product (GDP) is the sum of value added by all resident producers plus any product taxes (less subsidies) not included in the valuation of output. GDP per capita is gross domestic product divided by mid-year population. Growth is calculated from constant price GDP data in local currency. Fertility - United Nations Population Division.
Total fertility rate - The number of children that would be born per woman if she were to live to the end of her childbearing years and bear children at each age in accordance with prevailing age-specific fertility rates.
 
Notes - Data not available.


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