Mauritania

Key demographic indicators

39.2

Deaths per 1,000 live births

4,862,989

Persons

Trends in under-five mortality rate in Mauritania

Child health

Careseeking for ARI – percentage of children (under age 5) with acute respiratory infection symptoms whom advice or treatment was sought from a health facility or provider

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43

Diarrhoea treatment – percentage of children (under age 5) with diarrhoea who received ORS (packets or pre-packaged fluids)

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20

ITN use by children – percentage of children (under age 5) who slept under an insecticide-treated mosquito net the night prior to the survey

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12

Percentage of households with at least one insecticide-treated mosquito net (ITN)

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32

Percentage of surviving infants who received the third dose of DTP-containing vaccine

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76

Percentage of children who received the 2nd dose of measles-containing vaccine, as per administered in the national schedule

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Not available

Child protection

Percentage of children under age 5 whose births are registered

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45

Percentage of women (aged 20-24 years) married or in union before age 18

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37

Percentage of children (aged 5-17 years) engaged in child labour (economic activities and household chores)

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14

Percentage of children (aged 1-14 years) who experienced any physical punishment and/or psychological aggression by caregivers

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80

Percentage of women (aged 15-49 years) who consider a husband to be justified in hitting or beating his wife for at least one of the specified reasons

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27

Percentage of men (aged 15-49 years) who consider a husband to be justified in hitting or beating his wife for at least one of the specified reasons

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Not available

Percentage of girls and women (aged 15-49 years) who have undergone female genital mutilation (FGM)

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64

Child survival

Under-five mortality rate

(Deaths per 1,000 live births) Find out more
39

Under-five deaths

(Number of deaths) Find out more
5,981

Infant mortality rate

(Deaths per 1,000 live births) Find out more
31

Neonatal mortality rate

(Deaths per 1,000 live births) Find out more
22

Under-five mortality rate (Female)

(Deaths per 1,000 live births) Find out more
35

Under-five mortality rate (Male)

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43

Early childhood

Percentage of children aged 36-59 months attending an early childhood education programme

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12

Percentage of children (aged 24-59 months) with whom any adult household member has engaged in 4 or more activities to provide early stimulation and responsive care in the last 3 days

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44

Percentage of children (aged 24-59 months) whose father has engaged in 4 or more activities to provide early stimulation and responsive care in the last 3 days

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5

Percentage of children under age 5 who have 3 or more children’s books

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1

Percentage of children under age 5 who play with 2 or more types of playthings

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33

Percentage of children under age 5 left alone or under the supervision of another child younger than 10 years of age for more than 1 hour at least once in the last week

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34

Education

Adjusted net attendance rate, one year before the official primary entry age

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25

Adjusted net attendance rate for children of primary school age

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59

Adjusted net attendance rate for adolescents of lower secondary school age

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29

Adjusted net attendance rate for youth of upper secondary school age

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20