Levels and Trends in Child Mortality 2018

L. Hug, D. Sharrow, Kai Zhong, et al., Eds.: United Nations Inter-agency Group for Child Mortality Estimation (UN IGME); WHO; UNICEF, (2018)

The report finds that most children under 5 die from preventable or treatable causes like complications during birth, pneumonia, diarrhoea, neonatal sepsis and malaria. On average, under-five mortality rates among children in rural areas are 50 per cent higher than children in urban areas. By comparison, for children 5 to 14 years old, injuries become a more prominent cause of death, especially from drowning and road traffic injuries. Within this age group, the risk of dying for a child from sub-Saharan Africa is 15 times higher than in Europe

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