Infant mortality, stillbirths

Infant mortality has fallen slightly compared with previous years, the stillbirth rate has increased.

Infant mortality and stillbirths


2019 2020 2021

Deaths of children in the first year of life

283 313 280

Infant mortality (per 1000 live births)

3,3 3,6 3,1


344 319 395

Stillbirth rate (per 1000 births)

4,0 3,7 4,4
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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