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The Best and Worst Countries for Babies

Safest: Japan

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Most Dangerous: AfghanistanMost Dangerous: SomaliaMost Dangerous: DRCMost Dangerous: MaliMost Dangerous: Sierra LeoneSafest: JapanSafest: SingaporeSafest: CyprusSafest: SwedenSafest: Czech RepublicSafest: FinlandLooking for the U.S.?

Safest: Japan

Japan's rate of newborn mortality is 1.1 for every 1,000 births, making it the safest in the world among countries with a population over 1 million. Even though the country has had a very low rate for decades, it improved by 58 percent since 1990, when the rate was 3 for 1,000 births.

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