Tuesday, 10 March 2020
Estonia has the lowest infant mortality rate in the EU
Infant mortality has halved during the past ten years. In 2018, the highest infant mortality rates in the European Union were registered in Romania (6.0 deaths per 1 000 live births), Bulgaria (5.8 deaths) and Malta (5.6 deaths), and the lowest in Estonia (1.6 deaths).
In the EU in 2018, around 14 600 children died before reaching one year of age. This is equivalent to an infant mortality rate of 3.4 deaths per 1 000 live births.
During the 10 years from 2008 to 2018, the infant mortality rate in the EU fell from 4.2 deaths per 1 000 live births to 3.4 deaths per 1 000 live births.
This is great news for Estonia. Something the country can feel proud of!
Posted by Tania Lestal