Human Development Data for the Arab States

Mortality rate, under-5 (per 1,000)

Under-five mortality rate is the probability per 1,000 that a newborn baby will die before reaching age five, if subject to current age-specific mortality rates.

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 122 67.6 48.9 42.1 40.8 39.1 38.1 37.1 36
Bahrain 33.7 17 12.2 11.1 10.9 10.7 10.5 10.4 10.2
Comoros 165 125 104 95.4 94.5 91.8 89.9 87.4 85.6
Djibouti 141 123 106 98.1 96.5 95 94.5 92.7 91.1
Egypt 166 93.5 46.5 31.9 29.6 27.3 25.5 23.6 21.8
Iraq 69 46.1 42.8 40.7 40.4 39.7 39.5 39.2 38.6
Jordan 60.1 38.3 29.4 25.2 24.5 23.8 23.1 22.3 21.7
Kuwait 34.1 15.4 12.6 11.7 11.6 11.5 11.3 11.2 11.1
Lebanon 47.9 38.3 29.3 25.4 24.8 24.4 23.5 22.8 22.1
Libya 73.3 44.5 27.2 21.3 20.4 19.4 18.5 17.7 16.9
Mauritania 156 124 116 114 114 113 112 112 111
Morocco 135 85.9 55.3 44.2 42.2 40.3 38.6 37 35.5
Occupied Palestinian Territory 77.2 44.7 30.6 26.2 25.4 24.6 23.8 23 22.3
Oman 103 47.2 21.5 14.2 13.1 12 10.9 10.1 9.3
Qatar 40.7 20.8 12.7 10.2 9.8 9.4 9 8.6 8.2
Saudi Arabia 90.3 44.6 25.8 21 20.2 19.5 18.9 18.1 17.5
Somalia .. 180 180 180 180 180 180 180 180
Sudan 141 125 114 109 107 106 106 104 103
Syrian Arab Republic 72.4 38.2 23 19.2 18.5 17.8 17.2 16.6 16
Tunisia 95.5 49.3 28.4 21.5 20.3 19.2 18.1 17.2 16.1
United Arab Emirates 43.2 21.5 12.4 9.4 8.9 8.4 7.9 7.5 7.1
Yemen 194 128 99.5 87.3 85.5 83.5 81.1 79.1 77
Arab States 128 84.9 64.1 57.1 55.8 54.5 53.5 52.4 51.4
East Asia & Pacific (developing only) 78.5 56.3 39.3 31 29.6 28.2 26.9 25.6 24.3
Europe & Central Asia (developing only) 69.5 51 37.9 28.9 27.5 26.1 24.8 23.7 22.6
Latin America & Caribbean (developing only) 83.4 54.4 34.5 26.9 25.6 24.4 23.3 22.2 23.3
Least Developed Countries: UN classification 205 171 139 124 121 118 115 112 110
OECD Members 35.1 22.1 13.5 10.4 9.9 9.4 9 8.6 8.2
South Asia 154 120 88.8 76.8 74.6 72.6 70.8 68.8 67
Sub-Saharan Africa (developing only) 194 175 155 139 135 131 128 124 121
World 112 89.9 74.7 66 64.2 62.4 60.9 59.2 57.9


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