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Indias under-5 mortality rate

Indias under-5 mortality rate 

  • The State-Level Disease Burden Initiative has revealed that the Mortality Rate Under-5 in India has declined by a huge margin of 49 per cent.
  • in the year 2000, data shows that 2.24 million were under-5 deaths while coming 2017, the rate fall to 1.04 million deaths while, Neonatal deaths have reached to 0.57 million(2017) from 1.02 million (2000) with the 49 per cent drop.

Indias under-5 mortality rate Points

  • Along with it, report pointed that the child mortality and child growth failure indicators have also got better across India between 2000 and 2017.
  • Report stated that risk factors are low child birth weight and short gestation of 46 per cent and child growth failure of 21 per cent.

Indias under-5 mortality rate 

Q.1 what is under-5 mortality rate?

Child mortality rate means to mortality of children under the age of five. it indicates the probability of dying between birth and exactly 5 years of age expressed per 1,000 live births.

Q.2 How is child mortality rate calculated?

Infant mortality rate (IMR) means number of deaths per 1,000 live births of children under one year of age. The rate for a given region is the number of childs who are dying under one year of age, are divided by the no. of live births during the year, multiplied by 1,000.


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