|Year||Infant mortality rate (per 1000 live births) |
male: 63.76 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 49.1 deaths/1,000 live births
The Infant Mortality Rate is a pretty good general indicator of the health standards of any country. The IMR for Cambodia has been dropping steadily since 2003, and now averages about 56/1000 (2008). Despite the improvements, this is still pretty horrendous. Out of every 100 babies born, at least 5 will die before they complete their first year, with male children affected most. For comparison, Singapore's IMR was 2.1/1000 in 2008.
For a global ranking go here. Cambodia is ranked 44th worst IMR out of 219.