Neonatal mortality rate

(deaths per 1,000 live births)

South Sudan is the top country by neonatal mortality rate in the world. As of 2021, neonatal mortality rate in South Sudan was 39.6 deaths per 1,000 live births. The top 5 countries also includes Pakistan, Somalia, Lesotho, and Nigeria.

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What is neonatal mortality rate?

Neonatal mortality rate is the number of neonates dying before reaching 28 days of age, per 1,000 live births in a given year.