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India’s female IMR drops to same level as males’

Oct 24, 2022

NEW DELHI: India, which had the ignominious reputation of being the only country in the world where a larger proportion of girls below the age of one died than boys, finally saw its male and female infant mortality rate (IMR) equalise in 2020. In 16 states, IMR remained higher for female babies than males, but the gap had reduced since 2011. 

Infant mortality rate is the number of infant deaths for every 1,000 live births. 

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