Indicator full name: Infant deaths per 1000 live births, by sex
Unit: deaths per 1000 live births
- Country (COUNTRY)
- Supranational group of countries (COUNTRY_GRP)
- Sex (SEX)
- Year of measure (YEAR)
Years data is available: 1968—2016
Last updated: 15 June 2018
- WHO European Region
- Members of the European Union
- Members of the EU before May 2004 (EU15)
- Members of the EU after May 2004 (EU13)
- Commonwealth of Independent States
- Central Asian Republics Information Network members (CARINFONET)
- South-eastern Europe Health Network members (SEEHN)
- Nordic countries
- Small countries
The following abbreviations are used in the indicator titles:
Indicator code: E070100.T
A measure of the yearly rate of deaths in children less than one year old. The denominator is the number of live births in the same year. Infant mortality rate = [(Number of deaths in a year of children less than 1 year of age) / (Number of live births in the same year)] *1000 (ICD-10). Unfortunately, some countries are not able to ensure complete registration of all death cases and births.
Therefore, infant mortality rates which are calculated using incomplete mortality data are lower than they actually are. In some cases under-registration of deaths may reach 20% or more and this has to be kept in mind when making comparisons between countries. Particularly high levels of mortality under- registration are observed in countries of central Asia and Caucasus, Albania and possibly some other coutries, like those of former Yugoslavia .
See indicator No1100 070110 which contains different estimates for the same indicator, based on other sources and special methods._
under-registration of deaths. They may be inconsistent with some other mortality-related indicators
which have been calculated using reported data on registered deaths.
introduction of the international live birth definition in Kyrgyzstan, thus increasing international
comparability of infant mortality data.
of births by the State Committee of Statistics of Tajikistan. However the mortality data remain
incomplete due to large under-registration of deaths, paticularly infant deaths. This results in
further significant under-estimation of infant mortality rate and other mortality-based indicators
due to the increase in denominator. To avoid this artificial reduction in infant mortality the
published national estimates of infant mortality in Tajikistan are used in HFA-DB for the period
Under-5 Mortality Study 2012?
Previous years Public Health Institution of Turkey