๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ต Infant Mortality Rate of Dem. People's Republic of Korea

12.99
Infant Mortality Rate
4,346
Infant Deaths
252,690
Overall Deaths

The current infant mortality rate of Dem. People's Republic of Korea is 12.9919 infant deaths for every 1,000 live births. A -2.06% decrease from 2023, when the infant mortality rate was 13.2654 and 4,494 infants died for the year. In the future, Dem. People's Republic of Korea's infant mortality rate is projected to decrease to 4.3625 infant deaths for every 1,000 live births, by the year 2100. A total decrease of Dem. People's Republic of Korea's infant mortality rate by -66.42% from today's standard. This positive trend of Dem. People's Republic of Korea'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 Dem. People's Republic of Korea (1950-2024)

Dem. People's Republic of Korea has seen a decrease of the infant mortality rate since the 1950's. From 242.158 to 12.9919 infant deaths for every 1,000 live births, a decrease of -94.63% in total.

Year Infant Mortality Rate (infant deaths for every 1,000 live births) Infant Deaths Overall Deaths
1950 242.158 110,588 842,523
1951 211.4935 64,190 589,398
1952 147.3284 35,439 266,650
1953 124.9402 34,194 201,614
1954 102.5781 32,420 140,320
1955 94.3548 32,746 138,391
1956 87.6953 30,890 135,570
1957 82.7243 34,003 138,436
1958 79.3031 35,530 140,852
1959 77.1292 31,893 138,823
1960 75.8354 30,811 138,839
1961 74.9188 29,670 138,773
1962 73.8764 30,248 139,837
1963 72.2728 32,034 141,762
1964 69.9287 31,827 141,898
1965 66.7887 30,910 141,109
1966 63.0303 30,612 140,320
1967 59.0966 31,349 140,320
1968 55.3654 29,337 137,903
1969 51.9987 27,380 135,396
1970 49.073 25,814 133,692
1971 46.581 23,900 131,642
1972 44.3836 23,216 130,368
1973 42.3457 19,697 126,519
1974 40.4551 17,141 123,419
1975 38.6869 15,593 121,147
1976 37.0475 13,824 118,102
1977 35.5617 12,720 116,398
1978 34.2323 12,227 115,028
1979 33.0423 12,060 114,328
1980 31.9187 11,815 113,611
1981 30.771 11,629 112,975
1982 29.582 11,240 112,225
1983 28.395 10,852 111,600
1984 27.2985 10,572 111,111
1985 26.4791 10,432 110,871
1986 26.167 10,498 110,809
1987 26.7038 10,749 111,869
1988 27.6375 11,288 112,507
1989 29.48 12,149 113,932
1990 32.1067 13,643 116,050
1991 35.5289 15,570 118,699
1992 34.5669 15,412 119,087
1993 33.6786 15,231 114,601
1994 32.8142 14,976 130,217
1995 64.3876 29,697 220,623
1996 63.1924 28,733 225,873
1997 62.2522 27,549 231,213
1998 61.5828 26,696 237,790
1999 60.8702 25,819 245,200
2000 60.0722 24,724 251,475
2001 59.1529 23,757 257,916
2002 58.03 22,346 263,251
2003 26.8994 9,811 187,850
2004 26.2397 9,472 196,115
2005 25.6281 9,013 204,865
2006 25.2381 8,712 214,322
2007 25.2426 8,606 222,803
2008 24.6855 8,443 228,505
2009 24.0871 8,141 219,994
2010 23.0651 7,300 214,964
2011 21.7504 6,858 213,373
2012 20.3396 6,543 210,789
2013 18.9843 6,246 207,665
2014 17.8037 6,001 205,636
2015 16.8313 5,747 204,324
2016 16.2025 5,561 211,444
2017 15.2506 5,256 216,964
2018 14.6396 5,061 223,609
2019 13.9249 4,834 228,682
2020 13.3199 4,598 234,829
2021 12.7363 4,381 241,887
2022 13.567 4,624 243,813
2023 13.2654 4,494 248,321
2024 12.9919 4,346 252,690

Future Infant Mortality Rate of Dem. People's Republic of Korea (2024-2100)

Dem. People's Republic of Korea'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 12.9919 to an average of 4.3625 infant deaths for every 1,000 live births. An additional decrease of -66.42% from 2024 to 2100.

Year Infant Mortality Rate (infant deaths for every 1,000 live births) Infant Deaths Overall Deaths
2024 12.9919 4,346 252,690
2025 12.735 4,211 256,827
2026 12.4684 4,074 260,615
2027 12.2186 3,934 264,434
2028 11.9731 3,791 268,036
2029 11.7265 3,633 271,355
2030 11.488 3,503 274,897
2031 11.267 3,376 278,209
2032 11.0227 3,239 281,553
2033 10.8087 3,117 284,881
2034 10.5816 3,002 288,091
2035 10.369 2,901 291,518
2036 10.1651 2,793 294,900
2037 9.9596 2,703 298,445
2038 9.752 2,629 302,072
2039 9.5669 2,568 306,168
2040 9.3804 2,503 310,105
2041 9.1926 2,447 314,197
2042 9.0238 2,400 318,302
2043 8.8485 2,361 322,460
2044 8.6804 2,329 326,533
2045 8.5012 2,289 330,428
2046 8.3385 2,246 334,277
2047 8.1785 2,211 337,812
2048 8.0242 2,165 341,066
2049 7.8523 2,115 343,721
2050 7.7166 2,063 346,170
2051 7.6236 2,031 348,049
2052 7.5293 1,993 349,480
2053 7.439 1,957 350,516
2054 7.3465 1,916 350,898
2055 7.2466 1,862 350,753
2056 7.1551 1,812 350,067
2057 7.0621 1,770 349,051
2058 6.9609 1,717 347,542
2059 6.8827 1,673 345,966
2060 6.7923 1,621 343,972
2061 6.7049 1,580 341,754
2062 6.6096 1,537 339,130
2063 6.5267 1,493 336,807
2064 6.4385 1,453 334,253
2065 6.3492 1,413 331,773
2066 6.2648 1,381 329,471
2067 6.1841 1,350 327,123
2068 6.1041 1,321 325,049
2069 6.0289 1,299 323,395
2070 5.9524 1,274 321,851
2071 5.8814 1,253 320,736
2072 5.8124 1,237 319,935
2073 5.7477 1,222 319,214
2074 5.6764 1,201 318,835
2075 5.6063 1,182 318,419
2076 5.5419 1,166 317,955
2077 5.4703 1,149 317,590
2078 5.4077 1,132 317,028
2079 5.3412 1,114 316,515
2080 5.2903 1,100 315,941
2081 5.224 1,083 314,978
2082 5.1729 1,065 313,995
2083 5.1141 1,049 312,651
2084 5.0567 1,030 311,232
2085 4.9999 1,014 309,582
2086 4.9522 997 307,934
2087 4.9038 978 306,053
2088 4.842 953 303,934
2089 4.797 933 301,919
2090 4.7522 915 299,585
2091 4.7072 894 297,405
2092 4.6669 876 295,127
2093 4.6254 861 292,818
2094 4.5849 844 290,544
2095 4.5397 827 288,258
2096 4.5055 812 286,431
2097 4.475 800 284,620
2098 4.433 784 282,925
2099 4.3957 770 281,352
2100 4.3625 756 279,800

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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