Infant mortality

Updated: 27 Apr 2018
Next update: 27 Apr 2019

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.

The number of children dying at the age of under one year was 102, which is at the same level as in the two previous years. In 2017, the number of infant deaths per one thousand live-born children was 2.0, which is 0.1 per mil units higher than in the previous year. Even though the number of infant deaths remained almost unchanged, infant mortality rate is slightly higher than the two previous years due to a lower number of births.