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35 Since 1990 the global under-five mortality rate has dropped 35 per cent—from 88 deaths per 1,000 live births in 1990 to 57 in 2010.
Millennium Development Goal 4: Reduce child mortality
Target 4A: Reduce by two-thirds, between 1990 and 2015, the under-five mortality rate
Indicator 4.1: Under-five mortality rate
Since 1990 the global under-five mortality rate has dropped 35 per cent - from 88 deaths per 1,000 live births in 1990 to 57 in 2010. Northern Africa, Eastern Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, South-Eastern Asia, Western Asia and the developed regions have reduced their under-five mortality rate by 50 per cent or more.
The rate of decline in under-five mortality has accelerated-from 1.9 per cent a year over 1990-2000 to 2.5 per cent a year over 2000–2010 - but remains insufficient to reach MDG 4, particularly in
Sub-Saharan Africa, Oceania, Caucasus and Central Asia, and Southern Asia.
Source: Levels and Trends in Child Mortality Report 2011