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Table 1 Some key infant health indicators for selected Sub-Saharan Africa countries

From: A multilevel analysis of prenatal care and birth weight in Kenya

Country/region Neonatal mortality rate Infant mortality rate Low birth weight
  (per 1,000 live births) (per 1,000 live births) newborns (%)
  2000 2009 2012 2000 2009 2012 2000-2009*
Angola 48 42 45 126 98 100 12
Botswana 32 22 29 66 43 41 13
Cameroon 37 37 28 96 95 61 11
Central African Republic 47 45 41 119 112 91 13
Democratic Republic of Congo 51 51 44 126 126 100 10
Eritrea 23 17 18 58 39 37 14
Ethiopia 43 35 29 91 67 47 20
Gabon 28 25 25 61 52 42 14
Gambia 37 32 28 93 78 49 20
Ghana 35 26 28 68 47 49 13
Kenya** 32 27 27 66 55 49 8
Lesotho 42 33 45 86 61 74 13
Liberia 51 37 27 133 80 56 14
Madagascar 31 21 22 65 40 41 16
Malawi 37 30 24 99 69 46 14
Mauritius 12 9 9 16 13 13 14
Mozambique 47 41 30 123 96 63 15
Namibia 26 19 18 50 34 28 16
Nigeria 46 39 39 114 86 78 12
Senegal 36 31 24 61 51 45 19
Sierra Leone 56 49 50 150 123 117 14
Swaziland 26 20 30 71 52 56 9
Togo 36 32 33 78 64 62 12
Uganda 34 31 23 94 79 45 14
United Republic of Tanzania 39 34 21 86 68 38 10
Zambia 35 29 29 99 86 56 11
Zimbabwe 27 34 39 69 56 56 11
WHO Region        
African 41 36 32 98 80 63 13
Americas 13 9 8 22 15 13 8
South - East Asia 39 31 27 62 45 39 24
European 10 7 6 19 12 10 7
Eastern Mediterranean 35 30 26 65 54 44 21
Western Pacific 17 11 9 28 18 14 5
  1. *Data is for the latest year available.
  2. **The boldface is to help the reader to quickly locate the Kenyan data in the table.
  3. Source: [6],[7].