|Updated: 28.4.2017 - Next update: 17.4.2018|
In 2016, a total of 100 children died during their first year. The number of children dying at the age of under one year, that is, infant mortality, was nearly the same as in 2015, when 97 children died. In 2016, infant mortality per one thousand live-born children was 1.9 per mil, which is 0.2 per mil higher than in the previous year. Even though the number of infant deaths remained almost unchanged, infant mortality is higher due to a lower number of live births. In 2013 to 2015, Finland's average infant mortality was smallest compared with other Nordic and Western European countries.
Statistics Finland / Deaths
Description of indicator
Infant mortality is calculated by dividing the number of deaths of infants under one year of age by the number of live births during the statistical year. Multiplying the result by 1,000 gives the figure in per mille.