๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌ Infant Mortality Rate of Bulgaria

4.80
Infant Mortality Rate
262
Infant Deaths
102,738
Overall Deaths

The current infant mortality rate of Bulgaria is 4.7976 infant deaths for every 1,000 live births. A -12.4% decrease from 2023, when the infant mortality rate was 5.4767 and 305 infants died for the year. In the future, Bulgaria's infant mortality rate is projected to decrease to 1.285 infant deaths for every 1,000 live births, by the year 2100. A total decrease of Bulgaria's infant mortality rate by -73.22% from today's standard. This positive trend of Bulgaria's infant mortality rate can broadly be attributed to improvements in hygiene, water quality, and living conditions that reduced the spread of infections. The avalibality of midwife-led continuity of care (MLCC) from professional midwives according to international standard also plays a role in the overall decrease of the infant mortality rate.

Historic Infant Mortality Rate of Bulgaria (1950-2024)

Bulgaria has seen a decrease of the infant mortality rate since the 1950's. From 95.9697 to 4.7976 infant deaths for every 1,000 live births, a decrease of -95.0% in total.

Year Infant Mortality Rate (infant deaths for every 1,000 live births) Infant Deaths Overall Deaths
1950 95.9697 15,387 75,917
1951 97.2818 15,313 79,749
1952 98.4806 15,559 88,694
1953 79.8659 12,445 70,577
1954 85.4505 13,168 70,574
1955 83.0445 12,782 69,910
1956 71.753 10,917 73,111
1957 64.9504 9,520 67,024
1958 51.5538 7,333 61,529
1959 54.4258 7,660 74,713
1960 45.5808 6,494 64,188
1961 37.3239 5,267 62,798
1962 36.344 4,977 70,051
1963 35.2238 4,778 66,310
1964 32.759 4,388 64,632
1965 29.2584 3,817 67,001
1966 30.9168 3,992 68,619
1967 33.1922 4,344 75,301
1968 30.4986 4,430 73,202
1969 29.7066 4,426 81,103
1970 26.9597 3,905 78,240
1971 24.3359 3,421 84,143
1972 25.7026 3,506 85,828
1973 27.0862 3,858 83,584
1974 25.6591 3,870 87,412
1975 22.1113 3,275 92,583
1976 22.588 3,331 91,182
1977 23.6348 3,410 97,646
1978 21.9544 3,068 96,092
1979 20.0866 2,759 98,498
1980 19.6123 2,570 102,637
1981 18.5738 2,346 100,577
1982 18.2264 2,279 106,217
1983 16.5142 2,040 108,661
1984 15.9337 1,949 107,927
1985 14.9627 1,790 114,658
1986 14.1713 1,703 110,958
1987 14.58 1,710 115,222
1988 13.6108 1,588 115,290
1989 14.0478 1,589 115,087
1990 14.3895 1,548 117,953
1991 16.2648 1,597 120,713
1992 15.609 1,434 118,597
1993 15.0533 1,307 120,170
1994 15.8483 1,284 122,734
1995 14.207 1,051 126,008
1996 15.6283 1,127 128,898
1997 16.3047 1,065 133,841
1998 15.0645 982 129,377
1999 15.251 1,074 121,975
2000 13.6154 982 125,462
2001 14.0994 978 121,751
2002 13.4254 928 121,957
2003 12.3476 860 120,653
2004 11.8921 861 118,212
2005 10.512 778 121,129
2006 10.003 766 120,687
2007 9.3292 730 120,112
2008 8.793 707 117,122
2009 9.2655 766 114,399
2010 9.1394 721 116,301
2011 8.2961 616 114,213
2012 7.8434 560 115,250
2013 7.4623 514 109,918
2014 7.6892 529 114,907
2015 6.4922 438 116,272
2016 6.4924 430 113,430
2017 6.2957 408 115,964
2018 5.667 357 115,908
2019 5.5178 341 114,802
2020 5.3216 319 131,998
2021 5.1325 299 153,894
2022 5.2622 299 155,197
2023 5.4767 305 135,830
2024 4.7976 262 102,738

Future Infant Mortality Rate of Bulgaria (2024-2100)

Bulgaria's positive downward trend in the infant mortality rate is set to decrease even further in the future. Where the infant mortality rate will shrink from 4.7976 to an average of 1.285 infant deaths for every 1,000 live births. An additional decrease of -73.22% from 2024 to 2100.

Year Infant Mortality Rate (infant deaths for every 1,000 live births) Infant Deaths Overall Deaths
2024 4.7976 262 102,738
2025 4.6441 249 102,499
2026 4.496 238 102,240
2027 4.3523 226 101,979
2028 4.2082 216 101,753
2029 4.0942 207 101,500
2030 3.9785 199 101,245
2031 3.874 193 101,071
2032 3.7728 186 100,891
2033 3.6714 180 100,677
2034 3.5775 174 100,497
2035 3.4794 169 100,286
2036 3.3875 163 99,956
2037 3.2934 158 99,569
2038 3.2224 154 99,135
2039 3.1534 150 98,603
2040 3.0924 146 98,097
2041 3.0257 142 97,420
2042 2.9638 138 96,813
2043 2.9036 134 96,054
2044 2.8396 130 95,266
2045 2.7793 127 94,475
2046 2.726 123 93,746
2047 2.6694 119 92,985
2048 2.6156 115 92,233
2049 2.5589 111 91,443
2050 2.506 107 90,712
2051 2.454 103 90,032
2052 2.4039 100 89,365
2053 2.3566 96 88,740
2054 2.3125 93 88,133
2055 2.267 90 87,576
2056 2.2253 86 87,087
2057 2.1815 83 86,582
2058 2.1412 80 86,126
2059 2.1042 78 85,681
2060 2.0642 75 85,175
2061 2.0283 73 84,762
2062 1.9924 70 84,284
2063 1.958 68 83,749
2064 1.9226 66 83,132
2065 1.8954 65 82,507
2066 1.8657 63 81,733
2067 1.8402 62 80,927
2068 1.8194 60 80,067
2069 1.7937 59 79,123
2070 1.7727 58 78,143
2071 1.7513 57 77,089
2072 1.7305 55 75,967
2073 1.7108 54 74,840
2074 1.6903 53 73,616
2075 1.6712 52 72,415
2076 1.6516 51 71,157
2077 1.6311 50 69,918
2078 1.6146 49 68,632
2079 1.5967 48 67,341
2080 1.579 46 66,056
2081 1.5611 45 64,750
2082 1.5463 44 63,442
2083 1.5299 43 62,140
2084 1.5151 42 60,856
2085 1.4964 40 59,642
2086 1.4801 39 58,494
2087 1.4661 39 57,442
2088 1.4498 37 56,481
2089 1.4343 36 55,633
2090 1.4215 35 54,899
2091 1.4074 34 54,320
2092 1.396 34 53,864
2093 1.3832 33 53,450
2094 1.3678 32 53,107
2095 1.3533 31 52,855
2096 1.3388 30 52,657
2097 1.3265 30 52,465
2098 1.314 29 52,272
2099 1.3 28 52,078
2100 1.285 28 51,811

What is Infant Mortality Rate?

Mortality rate is a measure of the frequency of occurrence of death in a defined population during a specified interval. Infant mortality rate refers to the number of deaths of infants under one year of age per 1,000 live births in a given population. It is an important indicator of the overall health and well-being of a society, as well as the quality of healthcare and socio-economic conditions.

How is Infant Mortality Rate calculated?

The infant mortality rate or IMR for short is the number of children that die under one year of age in a given year, per 1,000 live births. Thus, infant mortality rates are calculated as the number of deaths in the first year of life divided by the number of live births, multiplied by 1000.

Infant Mortality Rate Formula

Infant Mortality Rate = deaths under 1 year / live births * 1000

What Countries have the Lowest Infant Mortality Rate?

In general, developed countries tend to have lower infant mortality rates due to better access to healthcare, advanced medical facilities, and public health initiatives. In contrast, developing countries often have higher rates due to various factors such as limited access to healthcare, inadequate nutrition, poor sanitation, and infectious diseases.

Infant Mortality Rate numbers for country change each year, thus we provide a list of countries with the lowest infant mortality rate in 2024, and previous years dating back to the 1950's.

Data Information

Data found on this page is based on the medium fertility variant of the United Nations Revision of World Population Prospects 2022.

Data Sources

The United Nations - Department of Economic and Social Affairs (Population Division)

UN Revision of World Population Prospects 2022

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