The State of the World's Children 1998: Focus on Nutrition

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Under-five mortality rankings

The following list ranks countries in descending order of their estimated 1996 under-five mortality rate (U5MR). Subsequent tables list countries alphabetically.

Country U5MR Rate U5MR Rank
Niger 320 1
Angola 292 2
Sierra Leone 284 3
Afghanistan 257 4
Liberia 235 5
Guinea-Bissau 223 6
Mali 220 7
Malawi 217 8
Mozambique 214 9
Somalia 211 10
Guinea 210 11
Congo, Dem. Rep. 207 12
Zambia 202 13
Nigeria 191 14
Mauritania 183 15
Ethiopia 177 16
Burundi 176 17
Equatorial Guinea 173 18
Cambodia 170 19
Rwanda 170 19
Central African Rep. 164 21
Madagascar 164 21
Burkina Faso 158 23
Djibouti 157 24
Cote d'ivoire 150 25
Myanmar 150 25
Chad 149 27
Gabon 145 28
Tanzania 144 29
Uganda 141 30
Benin 140 31
Lesotho 139 32
Pakistan 136 33
Haiti 134 34
Lao People's Dem. Rep. 128 35
Bhutan 127 36
Senegal 127 36
Togo 125 38
Comoros 122 39
Iraq 122 39
Eritrea 120 41
Nepal 116 42
Sudan 116 42
Bangladesh 112 44
Papua New Guinea 112 44
India 111 46
Ghana 110 47
Congo 108 46
Gambia 107 49
Yemen 105 50
Bolivia 102 51
Cameroon 102 51
Swaziland 97 53
Marshall Islands 92 54
Kenya 90 55
Guyana 83 56
Sao Tome and Principe 80 57
Egypt 78 58
Turkmenistan 78 58
Namibia 77 60
Kiribati 76 61
Maldives 76 61
Taiikistan 76 61
Morocco 74 64
Cape Verde 73 65
Zimbabwe 73 65
Indonesia 71 67
Mongolia 71 67
South Africa 66 69
Libya 61 70
Ubekistan 60 71
Peru 58 72
Nicaragua 57 73
Dominican Rap- 56 74
Guatemala 56 74
Tuvalu 56 74
Samoa 53 77
Vanuatu 53 77
Brazil 52 79
Botswana 50 80
Kyrgyzstan 50 80
China 47 82
Turkey 47 82
Kazakstan 45 84
Azerbaijan 44 85
Belize 44 85
Viet Nam 44 85
Albania 40 88
Ecuador 40 88
D Salvador 40 88
Lebanon 40 88
Algeria 39 92
Philippines 38 93
Saint Kitts and Nevis 38 93
Thailand 38 93
Iran 37 96
Honduras 35 97
Palau 35 97
Tunisia 35 97
Paraguay 34 100
Syria 34 100
Mexico 32 102
Moldova, Rep. of 32 102
Colombia 31 104
Grenada 31 104
Nauru 31 104
Suriname 31 104
Armenia 30 108
Cook Islands 30 108
Korea, Dem. People's Rep. 30 108
Saudi Arabia 30 108
TFYR Macedonia 30 108
Georgia 29 113
Solomon Islands 29 113
Venezuela 28 115
Micronesia, Fed. States of 27 116
Argentina 25 117
Jordan 25 117
Romania 25 117
Russian Federation 25 117
Fiji 24 121
Ukraine 24 121
Bahamas 23 123
Mauritius 23 123
Saint Vincent/Grenadines 23 123
Tonga 23 123
Antigua and Barbuda 22 127
Bahrain 22 127
Saint Lucia 22 127
Uruguay 22 127
Yugoslavia, Fed. Rep. 22 127
Qatar 21 132
Dominica 20 133
Latvia 20 133
Panama 20 133
Bulgaria 19 136
Seychelles 19 136
Sri Lanka 19 136
Belarus 18 139
Lithuania 18 139
Oman 18 139
United Arab Emirates 18 139
Bosnia and Herzegovina 17 143
Trinidad and Tobago 17 143
Estonia 16 145
Costa Rica 15 146
Kuwait 14 147
Poland 14 147
Chile 13 149
Malaysia 13 149
San Marino 13 149
Barbados 12 152
Hungary 12 152
Brunei Darussalam 11 154
Croatia 11 154
Jamaica 11 154
Malta 11 154
Slovakia 11 154
Cuba 10 159
Cyprus 10 159
Greece 9 161
Israel 9 161
United States 8 163
Belgium 7 164
Canada 7 164
Czech Rep. 7 164
Ireland 7 164
Italy 7 164
Korea, Rep. of 7 164
Liechtenstein 7 164
Luxembourg 7 164
NewZealand 7 164
Portugal 7 164
United Kingdom 7 164
Andorra 6 175
Australia 6 175
Austria 6 175
Denmark 6 175
France 6 175
Germany 6 175
Japan 6 175
Monaco 6 175
Netherlands 6 175
Norway 6 175
Slovenia 6 175
Iceland 5 186
Spain 5 186
Switzerland 5 186
Finland 4 189
Singapore 4 189
Sweden 4 189
Holy See no data
Niue no data

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