Kyrgyz Health Ministry reports improved infant mortality rate in 2017


BISHKEK -- The infant mortality rate in Kyrgyzstan last year decreased 8.4% as compared to 2016, reported Monday (February 12), quoting the nation's Health Ministry.

The infant mortality rate in 2017 was 15.2 per 1,000 live births, compared to 16.6 in 2016, according to the data released by the National Statistical Committee.

Kyrgyz infant mortality's three main causes are diseases occurring during the perinatal period, birth defects and respiratory ailments, according to the ministry.

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And what is [mortality rate in] 2018?