Table 20Infant mortality rates and international rankings: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries, selected years 1960–2008

Updated data when available, Excel, PDF, and more data years: http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/hus/contents2011.htm#020.

[Data are based on reporting by OECD countries]

Country 219601970198019902000200620072008International rankings 1
19602008
Infant 3 deaths per 1,000 live births
Australia20.217.910.78.25.24.74.24.1621
Austria37.525.914.37.84.83.63.73.72013
Belgium31.421.112.18.04.84.03.93.71813
Canada27.318.810.46.85.35.05.1- - -13- - -
Chile120.379.333.016.08.97.68.37.82828
Czech Republic20.020.216.910.84.13.33.12.857
Denmark21.514.28.47.55.33.54.04.0919
Finland21.013.27.65.63.82.82.72.673
France27.718.210.07.34.53.83.83.81415
Germany35.022.512.47.04.43.83.93.51911
Greece40.129.617.99.75.93.73.52.7215
Hungary47.635.923.214.89.25.75.95.62424
Iceland13.013.27.75.93.01.42.02.511
Ireland29.319.511.18.26.23.63.13.81615
Israel 4- - -22.715.69.95.54.03.93.8- - -15
Italy43.929.614.68.14.33.63.53.3238
Japan30.713.17.54.63.22.62.62.6173
Mexico92.380.952.639.219.416.215.715.22730
Netherlands16.512.78.67.15.14.44.13.8315
New Zealand22.616.713.08.46.35.14.85.01123
Norway16.011.38.16.93.83.23.12.725
Poland54.836.725.519.38.16.06.05.62524
Portugal77.555.524.310.95.53.33.43.3268
Republic of Korea- - -45.0- - -- - -- - -4.13.63.5- - -11
Slovak Republic28.625.720.912.08.66.66.15.91526
Spain43.728.112.37.64.43.53.53.3228
Sweden16.611.06.96.03.42.82.52.541
Switzerland21.115.19.16.84.94.43.94.0819
Turkey189.5145.0117.551.531.616.915.914.92929
United Kingdom22.518.512.17.95.65.04.84.71022
United States26.020.012.69.26.96.76.86.61227
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Data not available.

Break in series. See OECD website for updated data and additional information. Available at: http://www​.oecd.org/home/.

††

Data are estimated (shown in spreadsheet version). See OECD website for updated data and additional information. Available at: http://www​.oecd.org/home/.

1

Rankings are from lowest to highest infant mortality rates (IMR). Countries with the same IMR receive the same rank. The country with the next highest IMR is assigned the rank it would have received had the lower-ranked countries not been tied, i.e., skip a rank. The latest year’s international rankings are based on 2008 data because that is the most current data year for which most OECD countries have reported their final data.

2

Refers to countries, territories, cities, or geographic areas with at least 2.5 million population and with complete counts of live births and infant deaths according to the United Nations Demographic Yearbook.

3

Under 1 year of age.

4

The statistical data for Israel are supplied by and under the responsibility of the relevant Israeli authorities. The use of such data by the OECD is without prejudice to the status of the Golan Heights, East Jerusalem, and Israeli settlements in the West Bank under the terms of international law.

NOTES: Some rates for selected countries and selected years were revised and differ from previous editions of Health, United States. Data for additional years are available. See Appendix III.

SOURCE: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Health Data 2011, incorporating revisions to the annual update. Available from: http://www​.oecd.org/home/. See Appendix I, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Health Data.

From: Trend Tables

Cover of Health, United States, 2011
Health, United States, 2011: With Special Feature on Socioeconomic Status and Health.
National Center for Health Statistics (US).
Hyattsville (MD): National Center for Health Statistics (US); 2012 May.

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