Table 20 : Infant Mortality Rate and Child Mortality Rate, 1964-1965, 1974-1975, 1985-1986 and 1996-1997
(per 1,000 livebirths)

Indicator

Year

1964-1965

1974-1975

1985-1986

1996-1997

1. Infant mortality rate

Both sexes

84.3

51.8

40.7

26.0

Girls

76.0

41.7

36.2

25.4

Boys

92.5

61.2

45.0

26.7

2.Child mortality rate less than 5 yearsAge < 1 year

Both sexes

89.3

72.2

49.4

28.9

Girls

78.3

57.3

44.4

27.5

Boys

100.2

87.1

54.3

30.2

Age 1 - 4 years

Both sexes

10.8

7.8

1.8

1.4

Girls

10.6

7.8

1.3

1.1

Boys

10.9

7.8

2.2

1.6

 
Source: NSO; Survey of Population Change 1995-1996.