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Table 1 Levels and trends in the under-five mortality rate by region, 1950–2050

From: The rise of noncommunicable diseases in Latin America and the Caribbean: challenges for public health policies

Region Under-five mortality (deaths under age 5 per 1000 live births)
1950–1955 1970–1975 1990–1995 2005–2010 2045–2050
World 214.5 130.8 86.1 59.1 25.5
More-developed regions 77.8 25.6 12.9 7.5 3.5
Less-developed regions 902 247 147.5 94.9 65.1
Sub-Saharan Africa 306.7 225.8 184.9 126.2 45.8
Africa 309.4 219.7 168.1 115.6 43.8
 Eastern Africa 300.8 215.2 181.1 101.9 32.2
 Southern Africa 175.6 115.3 65.9 72.8 22.6
Asia 237.1 132 75.9 45.7 15.8
 Eastern Asia 189.4 76.9 37.6 19.7 5.3
 South-Central Asia 288.5 188 107.5 64.3 22.2
Europe 94.1 29.1 15.3 8.0 3.6
 Eastern Europe 121.7 32.3 22.9 12.1 6.3
 Western Europe 51.8 21.3 8.0 4.5 2.0
Latin America and the Caribbean 187.8 113.5 49.4 27.6 8.6
North America 36.5 21.4 10.3 7.9 3.7
Oceania 90.7 58.7 38.2 28.1 16.6
  1. Source: UNICEF et al. (2012)