Leading causes of neonatal deaths in Pakistan (2017)

  • 36% Preterm birth complications
  • 22% Intrapartum related events
  • 18% Sepsis | tetanus
  • 6% Congenital abnormalities
  • 1% Diarrhoea
  • 6% Pneumonia
  • 10% 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

44

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

1.8

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

60

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

43

Stillbirth rate (deaths per 1,000 births)

55

Skilled birth attendance (%)

18

Early initiation of breastfeeding (%)

8

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

178

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