Leading causes of neonatal deaths in India (2017)

  • 44% Preterm birth complications
  • 19% Intrapartum related events
  • 13% Sepsis | tetanus
  • 11% Congenital abnormalities
  • 1% Diarrhoea
  • 5% 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

24

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

3.7

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

61

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

23

Stillbirth rate (deaths per 1,000 births)

81

Skilled birth attendance (%)

42

Early initiation of breastfeeding (%)

14

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

174

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