๐Ÿ—บ๏ธ Infant Mortality Rate of Caribbean

24.85
Infant Mortality Rate
16,634
Infant Deaths
371,369
Overall Deaths

The current infant mortality rate of Caribbean is 24.8487 infant deaths for every 1,000 live births. A -1.93% decrease from 2023, when the infant mortality rate was 25.3381 and 17,067 infants died for the year. In the future, Caribbean's infant mortality rate is projected to decrease to 5.5086 infant deaths for every 1,000 live births, by the year 2100. A total decrease of Caribbean's infant mortality rate by -77.83% from today's standard. This positive trend of Caribbean'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 Caribbean (1950-2024)

Caribbean has seen a decrease of the infant mortality rate since the 1950's. From 135.5816 to 24.8487 infant deaths for every 1,000 live births, a decrease of -81.67% in total.

Year Infant Mortality Rate (infant deaths for every 1,000 live births) Infant Deaths Overall Deaths
1950 135.5816 91,153 268,818
1951 133.2658 91,359 269,586
1952 129.3207 90,001 266,940
1953 125.3372 88,777 263,643
1954 121.2576 87,781 260,821
1955 117.3474 86,800 258,394
1956 114.1023 85,821 257,317
1957 111.4394 85,073 257,005
1958 108.6245 84,529 256,538
1959 105.8642 84,006 256,857
1960 102.5456 83,581 256,704
1961 99.7294 82,714 257,519
1962 96.947 81,895 257,918
1963 95.1773 82,276 265,985
1964 91.6728 79,571 258,000
1965 89.332 77,839 261,548
1966 87.3522 76,029 257,760
1967 85.1956 73,827 256,636
1968 83.1335 71,717 256,750
1969 81.0405 69,682 255,940
1970 79.0262 67,783 255,116
1971 76.772 65,949 254,239
1972 74.7959 63,933 254,794
1973 73.0402 61,582 254,029
1974 71.6776 59,434 253,739
1975 70.8043 57,420 254,046
1976 69.8145 55,725 255,044
1977 68.9094 54,318 256,797
1978 68.3171 52,924 258,841
1979 67.2942 52,197 263,245
1980 65.729 51,038 265,007
1981 64.3278 50,295 267,110
1982 61.8546 49,911 267,611
1983 60.0176 49,250 268,880
1984 58.5943 48,418 270,301
1985 57.2232 47,769 271,868
1986 55.6801 46,974 272,106
1987 54.0764 46,214 273,257
1988 52.4613 45,470 274,886
1989 51.0654 44,706 277,702
1990 49.8414 43,653 280,707
1991 48.8535 42,084 282,688
1992 47.6885 40,585 285,012
1993 46.5051 39,145 286,474
1994 45.5002 37,857 289,117
1995 44.0359 36,318 289,021
1996 42.9997 34,918 290,052
1997 41.3324 33,732 292,168
1998 40.3364 32,512 292,912
1999 39.2011 31,442 292,954
2000 38.4418 30,539 294,053
2001 37.551 29,404 296,676
2002 36.5104 28,340 298,235
2003 35.8139 27,499 299,752
2004 36.968 28,049 307,412
2005 34.9656 26,190 301,546
2006 34.7066 25,589 303,636
2007 34.2682 25,169 305,671
2008 33.4479 24,943 308,537
2009 32.6743 24,732 309,852
2010 38.4651 29,180 402,473
2011 32.025 24,321 317,269
2012 31.576 23,682 318,464
2013 31.1771 23,141 321,392
2014 30.855 22,705 325,822
2015 30.4367 22,344 330,881
2016 30.3866 21,976 337,816
2017 30.0472 21,474 344,891
2018 29.5542 20,945 351,568
2019 29.2158 20,544 357,036
2020 28.8198 19,994 372,874
2021 28.3595 19,410 437,347
2022 26.6385 18,088 375,827
2023 25.3381 17,067 369,905
2024 24.8487 16,634 371,369

Future Infant Mortality Rate of Caribbean (2024-2100)

Caribbean'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 24.8487 to an average of 5.5086 infant deaths for every 1,000 live births. An additional decrease of -77.83% from 2024 to 2100.

Year Infant Mortality Rate (infant deaths for every 1,000 live births) Infant Deaths Overall Deaths
2024 24.8487 16,634 371,369
2025 25.099 16,687 375,270
2026 24.4685 16,167 380,119
2027 23.8817 15,706 385,139
2028 23.2951 15,232 390,170
2029 22.7312 14,765 395,374
2030 22.1972 14,354 400,768
2031 21.6844 13,951 406,230
2032 21.1871 13,545 411,588
2033 20.6881 13,147 417,206
2034 20.228 12,784 422,816
2035 19.8022 12,453 428,562
2036 19.3765 12,115 434,317
2037 18.9599 11,768 440,168
2038 18.5898 11,483 446,151
2039 18.1923 11,146 452,022
2040 17.752 10,807 457,879
2041 17.3268 10,459 463,803
2042 16.9353 10,172 469,762
2043 16.5623 9,894 475,642
2044 16.2001 9,635 481,534
2045 15.8331 9,353 487,255
2046 15.5042 9,089 492,981
2047 15.1767 8,822 498,672
2048 14.8463 8,560 504,051
2049 14.5516 8,320 509,399
2050 14.2132 8,041 514,581
2051 13.9309 7,831 519,688
2052 13.6386 7,593 524,663
2053 13.3362 7,369 529,377
2054 13.0598 7,177 533,696
2055 12.7687 6,957 537,979
2056 12.5237 6,760 541,915
2057 12.2332 6,554 545,540
2058 11.9828 6,370 548,896
2059 11.713 6,184 551,951
2060 11.4432 5,984 554,554
2061 11.1956 5,810 556,874
2062 10.9384 5,616 558,736
2063 10.7213 5,453 560,373
2064 10.5072 5,308 561,737
2065 10.2853 5,164 563,064
2066 10.0462 5,001 563,975
2067 9.8454 4,866 565,022
2068 9.6373 4,733 565,919
2069 9.4394 4,598 567,016
2070 9.2437 4,470 567,979
2071 9.0592 4,349 568,825
2072 8.8792 4,231 569,579
2073 8.6993 4,113 570,543
2074 8.5217 3,999 571,455
2075 8.3418 3,880 572,264
2076 8.2111 3,787 573,214
2077 8.075 3,693 574,134
2078 7.9519 3,610 574,850
2079 7.839 3,531 575,786
2080 7.7152 3,453 576,252
2081 7.5823 3,360 576,387
2082 7.4639 3,277 576,553
2083 7.3323 3,186 576,425
2084 7.214 3,107 576,149
2085 7.0807 3,018 575,533
2086 6.9666 2,950 574,875
2087 6.8558 2,878 573,957
2088 6.7335 2,796 572,822
2089 6.6218 2,730 571,533
2090 6.4869 2,651 570,064
2091 6.3709 2,582 568,367
2092 6.263 2,513 566,746
2093 6.1579 2,449 564,910
2094 6.0674 2,394 563,131
2095 5.9595 2,325 561,105
2096 5.8557 2,259 559,121
2097 5.7719 2,205 556,990
2098 5.6758 2,150 554,873
2099 5.5887 2,106 552,712
2100 5.5086 2,062 550,145

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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