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Under-five mortality rate

Situation and trend

7.6 million children under age five died in the World in 2010, representing an under-five mortality rate of 57/1000 live births.
In Latin America and the Caribbean, the under-five mortality rate is 23 per 1,000 live births in 2010. This indicator has declined 57% from 1990 to 2010 for an average annual rate reduction of 4.3 per 1,000 live births. According to these estimates this indicator is on track to achieve MDG 4.

:: Analysis | :: Data visualization | :: Data

altInfant mortality: an analysis of the progress to reach the target of MDG 4

:: Definitions related to Infant Health



Bibliographic references

:: Black, R. E. et al. Global, regional, and national causes of child mortality: an updated systematic analysis for 2010 with time trends since 2000. The Lancet, May 2012. Available online

Others information products

:: Mortality and causes of death
:: Causes of death by ICD-10 Chapters
:: Leading causes of death
:: Broad causes of death 

:: Family of International Classifications
:: International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD-10)
:: Family of International Classification Network


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