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Table 1 Infant and child mortality rates for the countries under study and for selected North and Southern African countries. Included for the countries under study are the numbers of children under age 5 years and those below age 1 and year of the DHS

From: Geographical variations in infant and child mortality in West Africa: a geo-additive discrete-time survival modelling

Country Under-five mortality ratea Infant mortality ratea Year of survey Sample size for the study
Children under age 5 Infant (under age 1)
Benin 70 42 2011–2012 13,407 3168
Burkina Faso 129 65 2010 15,044 3825
Cote d’Ivoire 108 68 2011–2012 7776 2130
Ghana 80 50 2008 2992 804
Guinea 123 67 2012 7039 1877
Liberia 94 54 2013 7606 1988
Mali 95 56 2012–2013 10,326 2608
Niger 127 51 2012 12,558 3119
Nigeria 128 69 2013 31,482 8262
Sierra Leone 156 92 2013 11,938 3315
Egypt 27 22 2014   
Morocco 47 40 2003–2004   
Namibia 54 39 2013   
Total 120,168 31,096
  1. aCulled from reports of the DHS. Rates are based on 5 years prior to the dates of surveys