Indicator full name: Post-neonatal infant death rates due to respiratory diseases
Unit: deaths per 1000 births
- Country (COUNTRY)
- Sex (SEX)
- Year of measure (YEAR)
Years data is available: 1997—2007
Last updated: 04 September 2015
- Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Russian Federation
- San Marino
1. WHO mortality database (1).
2. WHO European health for all database (2).
Description of data
Annual number of deaths in children aged 28–364 days caused by respiratory diseases, and number of live births.
Method of calculating the indicator
The number of deaths per 1000 live births is calculated by dividing the annual number of deaths in children aged 28–364 days caused by respiratory diseases by the number of live births and multiplying the result by 1000.
Thirty-four countries in the European Region, most of them members of the EU.
Period of coverage
Frequency of update
Data are based on national statistics. The constitutional mandate of each Member State is to establish and maintain statistical services and provide information in the field of health.
This fact sheet presents the latest available data for 1997–2006. As these data are relatively old, new efforts are needed to monitor and reveal the current trends of such a dynamic indicator. Data for a number of countries (e.g. Denmark, Belgium and Monaco) are older than 1996. At the same time, geographical coverage should be improved to include data from all 53 Member States of the WHO European Region. Many countries have not reported their data to the WHO mortality database for each year in the time series, or have reported only one of the two parameters needed for calculating the indicator.