Human Development Data for the Arab States

Mortality rate, infant (per 1,000 live births)

Infant mortality rate is the number of infants dying before reaching one year of age, per 1,000 live births in a given year.

Source: Level & Trends in Child Mortality. Report 2011. Estimates Developed by the UN Inter-agency Group for Child Mortality Estimation (UNICEF, WHO, World Bank, UN DESA, UNPD).


Country/Region 1980 1990 2000 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Algeria 87.6 54.9 41.4 35.9 34.7 33.8 32.7 32 30.5
Bahrain 27.8 14.6 10.5 9.5 9.4 9.2 9 8.9 8.7
Comoros 113 87.9 74.7 69 68.5 66.8 65.6 64 62.8
Djibouti 108 95 83.1 77.9 76.8 75.7 75.4 74.1 73
Egypt 114 67.8 37 26.5 24.7 22.9 21.5 20 18.6
Iraq 52.2 36.8 34.4 32.9 32.7 32.2 32.1 31.9 31.4
Jordan 48.1 32.2 24.6 21.3 20.7 20.1 19.5 18.9 18.4
Kuwait 29.9 13.2 10.4 9.8 9.8 9.7 9.7 9.6 9.6
Lebanon 38 31.2 24.5 21.4 21 20.7 19.9 19.4 18.8
Libya 49.4 32.9 21.6 17 16.3 15.4 14.7 14 13.4
Mauritania 93 80.3 77 76.2 76.2 75.8 75.7 75.4 75.3
Morocco 94.6 66.8 46.2 37.6 36 34.4 33 31.7 30.4
Occupied Palestinian Territory 60.1 36 26 23.1 22.4 21.8 21.3 20.7 20.1
Oman 72.1 36.1 17.4 11.7 10.9 10 9.2 8.4 7.8
Qatar 31.6 17.2 10.5 8.4 8 7.6 7.3 7 6.7
Saudi Arabia 65.8 35.7 21.8 17.9 17.3 16.7 16.2 15.5 15
Somalia .. 108 108 108 108 108 108 108 108
Sudan 87.2 78.4 72.1 69.3 68.6 67.9 67.7 66.9 66.4
Syrian Arab Republic 54.4 31.1 19.5 16.4 15.9 15.3 14.8 14.3 13.8
Tunisia 69.1 39 23.8 18.3 17.3 16.4 15.5 14.8 13.8
United Arab Emirates 34.7 18.3 10.7 8.1 7.6 7.2 6.8 6.4 6.1
Yemen 131 89.7 71.6 63.9 62.7 61.5 59.9 58.7 57.3
Arab States 88 60.7 46.5 41.4 40.5 39.5 38.8 38 37.2
East Asia & Pacific (developing only) 56.1 42.1 30.8 24.8 23.8 22.8 21.8 20.8 19.9
Europe & Central Asia (developing only) 54.3 41.8 31 23.8 22.6 21.6 20.5 19.6 18.8
Latin America & Caribbean (developing only) 63.1 43 28.5 22.4 21.4 20.5 19.5 18.6 18.1
Least Developed Countries: UN classification 127 106 87.9 79.4 77.7 76 74.3 72.7 71.3
OECD Members 27.7 18.1 11.1 8.6 8.2 7.9 7.5 7.2 6.8
South Asia 107 85.9 65.7 58 56.7 55.3 54.1 52.9 51.6
Sub-Saharan Africa (developing only) 116 105 94.3 85.5 83.5 81.6 79.8 78 76.4
World 76.7 62.4 52 46.2 45.1 44 43 41.9 41


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