Infant mortality, stillbirths

Infant mortality has remained relatively stable over the past decade. The stillbirth rate has been declining slightly since 2018.

Infant mortality and stillbirths

 

2018 2019 2020

Deaths of children in the first year of life

287 283 313

Infant mortality (per 1000 live births)

3,3 3,3 3,6

Stillbirths

381 344 319

Stillbirth rate (per 1000 births)

4,3 4,0 3,7
Source: BEVNAT

Until the early 1980s, the falling infant mortality rate was mainly due to a decline in deaths in the first week of life. Since the early 1990s, this decline could be attributed to a reduction in deaths of infants aged between one month and one year. Since 2010, the infant mortality has remained relatively stable. In this period about 70% of deceased infants died within the first week of their life.

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