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Estimated probability of dying before age 5, per 1000 live births (world health report)

Full name:
Estimated probability of dying before age 5, per 1000 live births (world health report)
Unit:
deaths per 1000 live births
Type of measure:
Population-weighted country group average, Estimate of crude rate
Visualizations:
Data source:
European Health for All database
Data source notes:
The following abbreviations are used in the indicator titles:
•    SDR: age-standardized death rates (see HFA-DB user manual/Technical notes, page 13, for details)
•    FTE: full-time equivalent
•    PP: physical persons
•    PPP$: purchasing power parities expressed in US $, an internationally comparable scale reflecting the relative domestic purchasing powers of currencies.

Indicator notes:
Estimated probability of dying before age 5, per 1000 live births (world health report)
Indicator code: E060410.T

These estimates are made by WHO Headquarters using special techniques and are published in the annual World Health Reports. Data from various sources, including surveys, have been used when routine vital statistics were not available or were incomplete. They were also partially harmonized with survey-based estimates used by UNICEF and some other organizations.

These estimates may differ significantly from the official national figures for some countries where the registration of deaths and births is incomplete. The difference can be seen by comparing with the indicator 1070 060401 “Probability of dying before age 5 years per 1000 live births” which is calculated using official mortality, population and live birth data as reported by countries to WHO.