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Neonatal mortality rate

(deaths per 1,000 live births)

In 2017, neonatal mortality rate in Benin was 32.7 deaths per 1,000 live births. In the ranking by neonatal mortality rate including 193 countries, Benin has the 72nd rank that is close to the positions of such countries as Sri Lanka and the Botswana. Compared to Australia which at the top of the ranking with neonatal mortality rate of 2.1 deaths per 1,000 live births in 2017, Benin has 1,457.14 % percent higher neonatal mortality rate.

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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.