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Neonatal mortality rate

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Source: Ghana Statistical Service, Demographic and Health Survey

Geographical Area: National

Unit of Measurement: Number of neonatal deaths per 1,000 live births

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Indicator available Neonatal Mortality rate
Indicator description Probability that a child born in a specific year or period will die during the first 28 completed days of life if subject to age-specific mortality rates of that period, expressed per 1000 live births.
Geographical coverage National
Unit of measurement Number of neonatal deaths per 1,000 live births
Definitions Probability that a child born in a specific year or period will die during the first 28 completed days of life if subject to age-specific mortality rates of that period, expressed per 1000 live births
Calculations Numerator: Number of neonatal deaths . Denominator: Number of live births. Neonatal Mortality Rate(NMR) =(Number of neonatal deaths/ Number of live births) multiplied by 1000
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Indicator name Neonatal mortality rate
Indicator number 3.2.2
Target name By 2030, end preventable deaths of newborns and children under 5 years of age, with all countries aiming to reduce neonatal mortality to at least as low as 12 per 1,000 live births and under-5 mortality to at least as low as 25 per 1,000 live births
Target number 3.2
Global indicator description Probability that a child born in a specific year or period will die during the first 28 completed days of life if subject to age-specific mortality rates of that period, expressed per 1000 live births. Neonatal deaths (deaths among live births during the first 28 completed days of life) may be subdivided into early neonatal deaths, occurring during the first 7 days of life, and late neonatal deaths, occurring after the 7th day but before the 28th completed day of life.
UN designated tier 1
UN custodian agency United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEFF)
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Organisation Ghana Statistical Service, Demographic and Health Survey
Periodicity 5 years
Earliest available data 1993
Geographical coverage National
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Release date 12/2014
Next release 12/2019
Statistical classification Official Statistics
Contact details info@statsghana.gov.gh
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