Under 5 Mortality Rate


Under 5 mortality rate refers to the the probability of dying between birth and age five, expressed as the number of deaths below age five per 1,000 live births during a given period.

Computational formula
$$\table UMR = ( \table{\text"No. of deaths below age 5 during a given period " / \text"Total live births in a given period"}, ), 1000$$
Basic dataNumber of deaths and live births of children below age 5 years
SourcePhilippine Statistics Authority (PSA)
Frequency of collectionEvery 5 years
Frequency of disseminationEvery 5 years
Temporal disaggregation Annual
Spatial disaggregationNational/Regional