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Figure Under-five

mortality declined in all regions between 1990 and 2009

4

Figure 

5

Under-five mortality rate, by region, 1990 and 2009 (deaths per 1,000 live births)

All regions except Southern Asia, SubSaharan Africa and Oceania reduced under-five mortality rate by at least 50 percent between 1990 and 2009

200 180

Decline in under-five mortality rate, by region, 1990–2009 (percent)

43

89 80

60

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66

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45

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Figure 

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Of the 64 countries with high under-five mortality, 10 have seen reductions of at least 50 percent between 1990 and 2009

Figure In

7

2009, 8.1 million children died before their fifth birthday

Number of under-five deaths, by region, 2009 (thousands)

Decline in under-five mortality rate, 1990–2009, top 10 countries (percent) Northern Africa 96

62

Western Asia 159 Latin America & Caribbean 239 50

55

55

58

63

65

65

66

70

75

50

CIS 87 Developed regions 71 Oceania 15

Eastern Asia 361 South-eastern Asia 405

25 Sub-Saharan Africa 3,976

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Ethiopia

Turkmenistan

Liberia

Bolivia

Lao People’s Democratic Republic

Eritrea

Bangladesh

Madagascar

Nepal

0

Timor-Leste

Southern Asia 2,677

World

Developed regions

Developing regions

Oceania

Sub-Saharan Africa

Southern Asia

Eastern Asia

Latin America and the Caribbean

2009

Northern Africa

World

Developing regions

Developed regions

Transition countries of south-eastern Europe

CIS in Europe

Eastern Asia

Latin America and the Caribbean

Northern Africa

Western Asia

South-eastern Asia

0

Transition countries of south-eastern Europe

1990

CIS in Asia

Oceania

Southern Asia

0

Sub-Saharan Africa

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11

13

19

23

26

31

36

37

33

73

78

76 69 59

50

50

51

50

CIS in Europe

53

CIS in Asia

South-eastern Asia

53

50

99

100

Western Asia

58

129 122

150

56

65

68

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