Human Development Data for the Arab States

Under-five mortality rate (per 1,000 live births)

Probability of dying between birth and exactly age 5, expressed per 1,000 live births.

Source: UNICEF (2011)


Country/Region 1980 1990 2000 2005 2007 2008 2009
Algeria 134 61 46 38 35 34 32
Bahrain 31 16 13 12 12 12 12
Comoros 159 128 114 108 106 105 104
Djibouti 142 123 106 99 96 95 94
Egypt 176 90 47 30 25 23 21
Iraq 81 53 48 45 44 44 44
Jordan 64 39 30 27 26 26 25
Kuwait 30 17 13 11 10 10 10
Lebanon 46 40 24 17 14 13 12
Libya 68 36 25 21 20 19 19
Mauritania 153 129 122 119 118 118 117
Morocco 143 89 55 45 41 39 38
Occupied Palestinian Territory 68 43 30 30 30 30 30
Oman 105 48 22 16 14 13 12
Qatar 39 19 14 12 12 11 11
Saudi Arabia 90 43 23 22 21 21 21
Somalia .. 180 180 180 180 180 180
Sudan 138 124 115 111 110 109 108
Syrian Arab Republic 74 36 22 18 17 17 16
Tunisia 99 50 27 23 22 21 21
United Arab Emirates 30 17 11 9 8 8 7
Yemen 189 125 100 80 73 70 66
Arab States 131 81 62 54 51 50 49
East Asia & Pacific (developing only) 74 55 41 31 29 28 26
Europe & Central Asia (developing only) 67 49 37 27 24 22 21
Latin America & Caribbean (developing only) 82 52 33 26 24 23 22
Least Developed Countries: UN classification 204 177 145 131 125 123 120
OECD Members 34 21 13 10 9 9 9
South Asia 156 121 95 80 74 71 69
Sub-Saharan Africa (developing only) 193 181 161 143 136 132 129
World 108 87 75 65 62 60 58


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