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Under age 5 child mortality per 1,000 live births

Statistics
Year 1981 1986 1991 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000
No. 246.70 163.70 147.30 5.37 5.14 4.13 4.90 3.93
Year 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
No. 3.69 3.34 3.91 3.62 3.00 2.74 2.89 3.13
Year 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
No. 2.54 2.67 2.40 2.30 2.55 2.45 1.92 2.56
Operational Definitions
The probability of child born in a specific year dying before reaching the age of five. It is derived from a life table and expressed as rate per 1,000 live births.
Footnote
All figures are collected from Department of Health since 1991.
Figure for 1998 is obtained from the Census and Statistics Department.

Further to DH (27Jun2009), the population-related figures are compiled based on the population estimates under the "resident population" approach. Also, the Population By-census conducted in July to August 2006 provides a benchmark for revising the population estimates compiled since the 2001 Population Census.
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