Under-five mortality declined between 1990 and 2008 [Chart]
Many countries were on track in 2008 to reach MDG 4, but progress needs to accelerate in
sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia [Map]
 
Across all regions, under-five mortality is higher in rural areas [Chart]
 
Across all regions, under-five mortality is higher in the poorest households [Chart]
 
Across all regions, under-five mortality is higher among less educated mothers [Chart]
 
Across all regions, under-five mortality is usually higher among boys than girls [Chart]
 
In many countries, a reduction of under-five mortality has been accompanied by increasing inequality [Chart]
 
   

 

 

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