• Infant mortality rate (Line chart)
  • Infant mortality rate (Map)
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Indicators for monitoring Health 2020 policy targets (WHO)

Health 2020 core indicators were agreed by the WHO European Region Member States for monitoring progress towards the Health 2020 targets. Some of these indicators are based on official WHO sources and other are based on non-WHO sources, such as UNESCO and UNDP. Data from WHO sources can be accessed and queried at national level, while data from non-WHO sources is available in aggregated form, for groups of Member States.

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Targets and indicators for Health 2020 version 3:

European Health Information Initiative:

The European Health Statistics App:

(8) 3.1.a. Infant mortality per 1000 live births, disaggregated by sex

Infant mortality represents an important component of under-5 mortality. Like under-5 mortality, infant mortality rates measure child survival. They also reflect the social, economic and environmental conditions in which children (and others in society) live, including their health care. Since data on the incidence and prevalence of diseases (morbidity data) are frequently unavailable, mortality rates are often used to identify vulnerable populations. Infant mortality rate is a Millennium Development Goal indicator.

The infant mortality rate is the probability of a child born in a specific year or period dying before reaching the age of 1, if subject to the age-specific mortality rates of that period. The infant mortality rate is strictly speaking not a rate (i.e. the number of deaths divided by the number of population at risk during a certain period of time) but a probability of death derived from a life table and expressed as rate per 1000 live births.

Infant mortality relates to deaths in children less than one year old.

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