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Life Expectancy
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Chart 2. Infant Mortality Rate, 1980 and 1998 (deaths per 1,000 live births)


In the past two decades, infant mortality rates worldwide have decreased substantially. However, babies born in low- and middle-income countries still have a much greater chance of dying in their first year than those born in high-income countries.

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