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Chart 3. Child Mortality Rate for Boys and Girls in Low- and Middle-Income Countries, 1988-98 * (per 1,000)


There is a substantial difference in child mortality rates even within the same income groups. Children living in Sub-Saharan Africa are at the greatest risk of dying before they reach the age of 5. In South Asia, girls have a much greater chance of dying than their brothers do.

* Data unavailable for Middle East and North Africa region.

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