The infant mortality rate is the probability that a child born in a specified year will die before reaching the age of one, if subject to current age-specific mortality rates.
The indicator is calculated by dividing the number of deaths of infants under one year of age in a calendar year by the number of live births in the same year and multiplied by 1,000. The formula for computing this indicator is as follow:
where IMR(n) is the infant mortality rate for the calendar year n; D (0, n) is the number of infants aged 0 during year n and who died during year n; and B (n) is the number of live births occurring during year n.
Unit of Measurement:
Deaths/ 1000 live births
Ministry of Health