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Table

1 Levels and trends in the under-five mortality rate, 1990–2009 (deaths per 1,000 live births) Average annual rate of reduction, 1990–2009 (percent)

Progress towards Millennium Development Goal 4 2009

Region

1990

1995

2000

2005

2007

2008

2009

Decline, 1990–2009 (percent)

Developing regions Northern Africa Sub-Saharan Africa Latin America and the Caribbean Eastern Asia Excluding China Southern Asia Excluding India South-eastern Asia Western Asia Oceania Countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States In Europe In Asia Developed regions Transition countries of South-eastern Europe World

99 80 180 52 45 28 122 131 73 66 76

95 60 175 43 44 36 110 118 58 56 69

84 46 160 33 36 29 95 101 48 44 65

74 33 143 27 25 18 79 86 41 36 62

70 30 136 24 22 18 74 81 39 33 60

68 28 133 23 20 17 72 80 37 32 60

66 26 129 23 19 17 69 78 36 31 59

33 68 28 56 58 39 43 40 51 53 22

2.1 5.9 1.8 4.3 4.5 2.6 3.0 2.7 3.7 4.0 1.3

Insufficient progress On track Insufficient progress On track On track On track Insufficient progress Insufficient progress On track On track Insufficient progress

46 26 78 12

48 25 73 9

39 23 62 8

29 17 47 7

26 15 42 6

25 14 39 6

23 13 37 6

50 50 53 50

3.6 3.6 3.9 3.6

On track On track On track On track

31 89

25 86

20 77

15 67

13 63

12 62

11 60

65 33

5.5 2.1

On track Insufficient progress

a “On track” indicates that under-five mortality is less than 40 deaths per 1,000 live births or that under-five mortality is at least 40 deaths per 1,000 live births and that the average annual rate of reduction is at least 4 percent; “insufficient progress” indicates that under-five mortality is at least 40 deaths per 1,000 live births and that the average annual rate of reduction is at least 1 percent but less than 4 percent. These standards may differ from those in other publications by Inter-agency Group for Child Mortality Estimation members.

Table

2 Levels and trends in the number of deaths of children under age five, 1990–2009 (thousands)

Region

1990

Developing regions 12,012 Northern Africa 311 Sub-Saharan Africa 3,927 Latin America and the Caribbean 598 Eastern Asia 1,284 Excluding China 30 Southern Asia 4,727 Excluding India 1,595 South-eastern Asia 863 Western Asia 286 Oceania 15 Countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States 239 In Europe 83 In Asia 155 Developed regions 143 Transition countries of South-eastern Europe 26 World 12,393

Share of global under-five deaths, 2009 (percent)

1995

2000

2005

2007

2008

2009

Decline, 1990–2009 (percent)

11,098 199 4,196 496 875 46 4,375 1,396 686 257 15

9,953 159 4,194 385 760 28 3,701 1,205 527 210 16

8,790 118 4,117 299 459 15 3,146 1,058 465 171 15

8,351 106 4,055 267 401 15 2,906 1,001 436 164 15

8,135 101 4,015 252 380 15 2,789 975 420 162 15

7,929 96 3,976 239 361 15 2,677 951 405 159 15

34 69 –1 60 72 50 43 40 53 44 0

98.0 1.2 49.2 3.0 4.5 0.2 33.1 11.8 5.0 2.0 0.2

169 46 123 106

132 46 86 84

106 36 70 77

96 32 65 74

92 30 62 73

87 28 59 71

64 66 62 50

1.1 0.3 0.7 0.9

13 11,373

12 10,169

7 8,973

6 8,521

6 8,299

6 8,087

77 35

0.1 100.0

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