Leading causes of neonatal deaths in Benin (2017)

  • 33% Preterm birth complications
  • 26% Intrapartum related events
  • 21% Sepsis | tetanus
  • 6% Congenital abnormalities
  • 1% Diarrhoea
  • 6% Pneumonia
  • 7% Other conditions
Source: Estimates generated by the WHO and Maternal and Child Epidemiology Estimation Group (MCEE) 2018 and downloaded from http://data.unicef.org

key indicators

33

Newborn mortality rate (deaths per 1,000 live births)

1.2

Annual reduction in newborn mortality rate  2000-2017 (%)

34

Proportion of under-5 child deaths that are newborn (%)

30

Stillbirth rate (deaths per 1,000 births)

77

Skilled birth attendance (%)

47

Early initiation of breastfeeding (%)

9

Preterm birth rate (births <37 weeks per 100 live births)

405

Maternal mortality ratio (deaths per 100,000 live births)
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