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The U.S. ranks 151st in child mortality

According to UNICEF, the United States has an under-5 mortality rate of 8 per 1,000 live births, which makes the United States tied for one-hundred-and-fifty-first in that category with Lithuania, Serbia, Slovakia, and the United Arab Emirates. Sierra Leone ranks first, with an under-5 mortality rate of 262 per 1,000 live births.

  1. ES
    9 September 2009 at 5:44 pm

    This is incorrect. The Under 5 Mortality Rate is determined by the estimation of children that will die before their 5th birthday, in relation to 1000 live births.

    In 2008, the United States was ranked 178, with 6.3 deaths per 1000 live births.
    source: http://www.indexmundi.com/g/r.aspx?t=0&v=29&l=en

  2. Mark
    9 September 2009 at 8:16 pm

    Actually, my ranking is accurate according to the UNICEF data available from the link provided. The rankings are available on page 117 of the UNICEF report, The State of the World’s Children, 2009.

    However, you are correct that my explanation was incorrect. I have updated the entry to indicate that the under five mortality rate is based on 1,000 live births.

  3. 11 May 2011 at 7:05 pm

    Child mortality from ABUSE–ranking according to Nations?

  4. Mark
    11 May 2011 at 10:05 pm

    I wish I could help, but I haven’t seen any such rankings. If you come across any, please let me know so that I can post…

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