Infant mortality rates, under age 1, per 1,000 live births (2013)

Premature birth is the biggest contributor to the infant mortality rate. Other leading causes of infant mortality are birth asphyxia, pneumonia, term birth complications such as an abnormal presentation of the fetus umbilical cord prolapse, or prolonged labor, neonatal infection, diarrhea, malaria, measles, and malnutrition.

Globally, 9.2 million children die each year before their fifth birthday.

Infant mortality rates, under age 1, per 1,000 live births

Infant mortality rate (deaths/1,000 live births)
1. Afghanistan – 121.63
2. Niger – 109.98
3. Mali – 109.08
4. Somalia – 103.72
5. Central African Republic – 97.17

218. Sweden – 2.74
219. Singapore – 2.65
220. Bermuda – 2.47
221. Japan – 2.21
222. Monaco – 1.80

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