Infant mortality, stillbirths

In 2022, the stillbirth rate was similar to 2021, while infant mortality increased.

Infant mortality and stillbirths


2020 2021 2022

Deaths of infants under one year of age

313 280 311

Infant mortality (per 1000 live births)

3,6 3,1 3,8


319 395 359

Stillbirth rate (per 1000 births)

3,7 4,4 4,3
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. In the last twenty years, the infant mortality remained relatively stable. In this period, about 70% of deceased infants died within the first week of their life.

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