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Infant mortality
The Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) is the number of deaths of children aged less than one year per 1,000 births.
The 2017 revision of World Population Prospects estimated the IMR for Timor-Leste at 43.9 deaths per 1,000 live births for the period 2010–2015. This value was very close to the value for the South Asian region (44.0). However, the rate was higher than the rates for neighboring countries (Indonesia: 24.9; Philippines: 22.2), the South-east Asian region (24.0), and also the world average (35.0) (United Nations Department for Economic and Social Affairs, 2017).