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Under-five mortality rate

(deaths per 1,000 live births)

Somalia is the top country by child mortality rate in the world. As of 2017, child mortality rate in Somalia was 127.2 deaths per 1,000 live births. The top 5 countries also includes Chad, Central African Republic, Sierra Leone, and Mali.

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What is child mortality rate?

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.