๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Infant Mortality Rate of Gambia

26.92
Infant Mortality Rate
2,427
Infant Deaths
18,092
Overall Deaths

The current infant mortality rate of Gambia is 26.922 infant deaths for every 1,000 live births. A 0.98% increase from 2023, when the infant mortality rate only was 26.6609 and 2,383 infants died for the year. In the future, Gambia's infant mortality rate is projected to decrease to 11.6419 infant deaths for every 1,000 live births, by the year 2100. A total decrease of Gambia's infant mortality rate by -56.76% from today's standard. This positive trend of Gambia'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 Gambia (1950-2024)

Gambia has seen a decrease of the infant mortality rate since the 1950's. From 174.0117 to 26.922 infant deaths for every 1,000 live births, a decrease of -84.53% in total.

Year Infant Mortality Rate (infant deaths for every 1,000 live births) Infant Deaths Overall Deaths
1950 174.0117 2,592 9,842
1951 173.1468 2,696 9,958
1952 171.5504 2,761 10,139
1953 170.0853 2,825 10,306
1954 168.7545 2,889 10,532
1955 167.5546 2,952 10,775
1956 166.467 3,015 11,034
1957 163.7894 3,045 11,168
1958 161.0109 3,073 11,279
1959 158.4045 3,103 11,409
1960 155.7982 3,129 11,536
1961 153.3214 3,157 11,678
1962 150.9116 3,184 11,836
1963 148.6002 3,207 11,956
1964 146.2713 3,225 12,087
1965 143.9395 3,238 12,192
1966 141.6325 3,244 12,303
1967 139.2968 3,258 12,385
1968 136.9673 3,277 12,514
1969 134.671 3,300 12,636
1970 132.4199 3,324 12,747
1971 130.0785 3,348 12,881
1972 127.703 3,382 12,987
1973 125.279 3,418 13,148
1974 122.8761 3,443 13,271
1975 120.3778 3,466 13,514
1976 117.9397 3,491 13,716
1977 115.5383 3,515 14,015
1978 113.9942 3,567 14,451
1979 110.8904 3,571 14,485
1980 108.5224 3,607 14,719
1981 106.1307 3,645 15,538
1982 103.6776 3,682 15,178
1983 101.2471 3,714 15,442
1984 98.7219 3,746 15,722
1985 96.1294 3,778 15,815
1986 93.5935 3,817 16,026
1987 91.084 3,850 16,140
1988 88.6533 3,885 16,309
1989 86.3353 3,918 16,516
1990 84.0376 3,957 16,668
1991 81.7925 3,999 16,753
1992 79.5442 4,034 16,822
1993 77.267 4,050 16,814
1994 75.0329 4,046 16,550
1995 72.8012 4,013 16,375
1996 70.591 3,968 16,334
1997 68.6684 3,955 16,631
1998 66.2548 3,925 16,647
1999 64.5093 3,902 16,819
2000 62.1157 3,828 17,050
2001 60.0877 3,788 17,326
2002 58.0513 3,734 17,643
2003 56.0986 3,687 17,629
2004 54.1889 3,672 17,513
2005 52.4317 3,653 17,557
2006 50.4842 3,640 17,360
2007 48.7492 3,608 17,411
2008 47.0321 3,564 17,187
2009 45.4428 3,527 17,240
2010 43.876 3,482 17,338
2011 42.3272 3,432 17,002
2012 40.9226 3,378 16,860
2013 39.5438 3,307 17,166
2014 38.2106 3,218 17,341
2015 36.9033 3,124 17,453
2016 35.6876 3,028 17,287
2017 34.5317 2,940 17,626
2018 33.3942 2,852 17,920
2019 32.3926 2,786 17,577
2020 31.427 2,726 18,986
2021 30.5225 2,677 19,923
2022 27.9935 2,476 19,327
2023 26.6609 2,383 18,377
2024 26.922 2,427 18,092

Future Infant Mortality Rate of Gambia (2024-2100)

Gambia'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 26.922 to an average of 11.6419 infant deaths for every 1,000 live births. An additional decrease of -56.76% from 2024 to 2100.

Year Infant Mortality Rate (infant deaths for every 1,000 live births) Infant Deaths Overall Deaths
2024 26.922 2,427 18,092
2025 28.6272 2,606 18,459
2026 28.1201 2,580 18,726
2027 27.6592 2,552 19,012
2028 27.196 2,521 19,314
2029 26.7564 2,503 19,635
2030 26.3317 2,484 19,980
2031 25.9382 2,460 20,343
2032 25.5406 2,438 20,713
2033 25.1452 2,423 21,111
2034 24.6833 2,387 21,519
2035 24.2325 2,361 21,963
2036 23.8014 2,333 22,416
2037 23.3877 2,299 22,880
2038 23.0035 2,268 23,364
2039 22.5874 2,229 23,851
2040 22.1879 2,190 24,348
2041 21.8284 2,162 24,880
2042 21.469 2,120 25,405
2043 21.1238 2,087 25,939
2044 20.8085 2,063 26,505
2045 20.5004 2,033 27,084
2046 20.2089 2,011 27,676
2047 19.9184 1,977 28,252
2048 19.6248 1,943 28,849
2049 19.3218 1,905 29,421
2050 19.0506 1,887 30,044
2051 18.7889 1,859 30,674
2052 18.5378 1,831 31,306
2053 18.2732 1,808 31,939
2054 18.0502 1,785 32,598
2055 17.8046 1,750 33,244
2056 17.567 1,726 33,932
2057 17.3588 1,709 34,621
2058 17.1206 1,679 35,296
2059 16.9405 1,658 36,021
2060 16.7536 1,636 36,755
2061 16.5638 1,615 37,489
2062 16.3894 1,600 38,264
2063 16.1959 1,577 39,016
2064 16.037 1,558 39,820
2065 15.8457 1,538 40,619
2066 15.6608 1,519 41,432
2067 15.494 1,500 42,257
2068 15.3147 1,470 43,097
2069 15.1651 1,451 44,004
2070 15.0203 1,437 44,918
2071 14.8674 1,417 45,836
2072 14.7057 1,396 46,748
2073 14.5461 1,375 47,707
2074 14.4074 1,360 48,662
2075 14.2586 1,342 49,662
2076 14.1288 1,321 50,636
2077 13.9718 1,302 51,638
2078 13.8714 1,292 52,610
2079 13.7752 1,276 53,556
2080 13.6682 1,261 54,512
2081 13.5626 1,250 55,467
2082 13.4435 1,231 56,404
2083 13.3459 1,214 57,408
2084 13.2525 1,197 58,390
2085 13.1391 1,183 59,399
2086 13.0455 1,172 60,367
2087 12.9466 1,153 61,343
2088 12.8244 1,145 62,311
2089 12.744 1,131 63,304
2090 12.6558 1,119 64,239
2091 12.5522 1,106 65,146
2092 12.4449 1,089 66,055
2093 12.3533 1,076 66,964
2094 12.2559 1,064 67,754
2095 12.1324 1,050 68,599
2096 12.0221 1,036 69,363
2097 11.9413 1,020 70,086
2098 11.8243 1,006 70,801
2099 11.7431 994 71,435
2100 11.6419 980 71,943

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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