Table 1

Overall reduction (%) of infant mortality rate (IMR*) and under 5 mortality rate (U5MR†) in South America (1990–2010)

CountryIMR 1990IMR 2010Percentage of reductionU5MR 1990U5MR 2010Percentage of reduction
Bolivia8442−5012345−63
Peru5515−737920−75
Brazil5017−666216−75
Ecuador4118−565625−56
Paraguay4021−484624−48
Venezuela3112−613116−48
Colombia3017−433519−46
Argentina2412−502815−46
Chile168−50199−53
Uruguay209−55239−61
  • IMR and U5MR (per 1000 live births).

  • *Levels and trends in child mortality: UNICEF-WB-WHO-UN Population Division. 2011.

  • †UNICEF data: Monitoring the Situation of Children and Women, 2014.