Leading causes of neonatal deaths in China (2017)

  • 31% Preterm birth complications
  • 28% Intrapartum related events
  • 2% Sepsis | tetanus
  • 18% Congenital abnormalities
  • 1% Diarrhoea
  • 6% Pneumonia
  • 15% 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

5

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

8.9

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

50

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

7

Stillbirth rate (deaths per 1,000 births)

100

Skilled birth attendance (%)

41

Early initiation of breastfeeding (%)

7

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

27

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