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Infant Deaths 2020

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Infant mortality is babies who die during the first year of their life.

The territory with the most infant deaths was India,  followed by Nigeria and Pakistan. In Nigeria, for every 100 babies born alive, 6 die in the following 12 months.

In 26 territories the rate is over 1 infant death for every 20 live births. All of these 25 of these territories are in Africa, the remaining other on is Afghanistan. The highest infant mortality rate is in the Central African Republic where 7  babies die, of every 100 born alive.


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Technical Notes

This map shows the proportion of all infants (1 year and younger) who died in 2015. 

Data sources
This map uses data by Global Burden of Disease  (last accessed March 2018). We aim to map as complete data as possible and therefore estimate data for missing values. In some cases, missing data for very small territories is not used in the cartogram and that area is therefore omitted in the map.

Further notes on the data, as well as all modifications to the original data source are noted in our data sheets.

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