Table 3B.2Estimates of Infant Mortality, by Country and Year
(per 1,000 births)

Infant mortality rate
Region and country196019651970197519801985199019952000
Middle
 Angola156155154152150
 Cameroon153139127117104938896105
 Central African Republic19416614512712111510910398
 Chad138127117117124133
 Congo, Democratic Republic of162153145137130128128127127
 Congo, Republic of13311497
 Gabon7572696764
 São Tomé and Principe8082858790
Eastern
 Burundi147140134127114112110115120
 Comoros11810695857769
 Eritrea1381201059280
 Ethiopia173166159152146140135130126
 Kenya12210897877367637283
 Madagascar868792971031091059178
 Malawi205200189171157149142131121
 Mozambique178169162155149142136131125
 Rwanda122114124134128113102115130
 Somalia117121125130135
 Tanzania14213512912110696969388
 Uganda132116112112111109989492
 Zambia1261171099992101111121134
 Zimbabwe979286807056506178
Southern
 Botswana118110102846954485052
 Lesotho136135128118109100928578
 Namibia147126109948270594940
 South Africa6356494338
 Swaziland15014513211710084777777
Western
 Benin17716214913812711811110396
 Burkina Faso181171163155146137132137143
 Côte d'Ivoire236192157130118107109122136
 Gambia, The2081941811591391231099990
 Ghana1271191131049687776963
 Guinea191172156142121104
 Guinea-Bissau191179167156146
 Liberia190185180168157147137129121
 Mali293254222194172157151146140
 Mauritania149143137132127123123127130
 Niger170173176174162147
 Nigeria1661511381271171081009488
 Senegal172167163157134114102101101
 Sierra Leone220222210197184172167173180
 Togo15814212811610697949189

Source: Authors' calculations.

Notes: — = no observed data available for that year or for years around it.

From: Chapter 3, Trends in Child Mortality, 1960 to 2000

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Disease and Mortality in Sub-Saharan Africa. 2nd edition.
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