Definition: This entry gives the number of deaths of infants under one year old in a given year per 1,000 live births in the same year; included is the total death rate, and deaths by sex, male and female. This rate is often used as an indicator of the level of health in a country.
Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2012See also: Infant mortality rate map
Child mortality rates: dying young is often too common in Australia
townandcountrymagazine.com.au - 7/30/2014 2:53:18 PM
The infant mortality rate among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in the Northern Territory was 13 deaths per 1000 live births – higher than Romania, Sri Lanka or Lebanon and equal to Libya, when compared with 2012 figures from the World Bank.
India's infant mortality rate dips
IBN Live - 7/17/2014 2:54:24 PM
New Delhi: India has seen a dip in its infant mortality ... 1.25 billion people in the country. There are also wild differences in health facilities available to people as evident by the fact that the infant mortality rate - a key human development index ...
Infant Mortality Rate Dropping in India, Says Report
The New Indian Express - 7/18/2014 12:34:13 AM
NEW DELHI: The infant mortality rate in Kerala was only 66 per one lakh births ... which focuses on healthcare standards and quality of medical infrastructure in the country, was released on Thursday. The cases of coronary heart disease is estimated ...
Infant Mortality Rate in Odisha Higher Than National Average
Med India - 7/21/2014 5:34:18 PM
Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan has said that Odisha's infant and maternal mortality rates are higher than the national average ... the dream of accomplishing the health goals of the country into a reality. He told the faculty members, "You are ...
Odisha’s infant mortality rate higher than national average: Harsh Vardhan
TruthDive - 7/21/2014 4:05:25 AM
Bhubaneswar, July 21 (ANI): Reviewing the state’s health services profile, Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan has said that Odisha’s infant and maternal mortality rates are higher ... the health goals of the country into a reality.
Initiative to reduce maternal and infant mortality
The Hindu - 7/30/2014 6:53:42 AM
Rajasthan has a high maternal mortality ratio (MMR) of 208 per 100,000 live births while the infant mortality rate is 55 per 1,000 live births ... global initiative launched in 2011 to help create a world where no woman dies from complications of pregnancy ...
Pediatric research: Deeper study is needed to reduce infant deaths
The Columbus Dispatch - 7/24/2014 11:57:17 PM
Now, I call Ohio home, and we, too, are plagued with an unacceptable rate of infant mortality, currently ranking 43rd in the nation. (The United States ranks 34th among developed countries.) How can it be that great states such as Ohio and the world’s ...
AIDS mortality rate rising by 11 per cent annually in Pakistan: report
Pakistan Today - 7/22/2014 8:07:37 AM
Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS) is claiming more lives in Pakistan than ever, says a first-of-its-kind analysis of trend data from 188 countries ... world. From 2000 to 2013, Pakistan reduced its malaria mortality ...
US Infant Mortality Rate Higher Than Other Wealthy Countries
The Huffington Post - 6/25/2012 4:03:02 PM
... and compare only the infant mortality rate of Caucasian Americans, our ranking versus the competitor countries is unaffected. Infant mortality is just one of many metrics where the US used to be a world leader and has slipped in the last few decades.
UNICEF Infant Mortality Report 2012 Ranks Countries With Highest And Lowest Infant Mortality Rates (PHOTOS)
The Huffington Post - 9/14/2012 5:33:06 PM
Scroll through some of the world's best and worst countries for infants below. Note: Of the 12 countries that have the lowest rates of infant mortality, numbers 12 to 2, all have a uniform ranking. Like
Infant Mortality in Detroit Rivals Many Third World Countries
Global Research - 1/31/2014 11:56:03 PM
The infant mortality rate is so high that it actually rivals that of many third world countries. “It’s infuriating, because we know we can change the trajectory of these numbers,” said Kristen McDonald, vice president of program and policy for the ...
7 Countries With The Lowest Mortality Rates
Silicon India - 5/2/2014 10:40:56 AM
Japanese women have the second highest life expectancy as compared to any country in the world, according to Japan's health ministry. The homicide rate and infant mortality rate are also less in Japan. Since, the Japanese are health conscious, they rely ...
Top 10 countries with most improved child mortality rates
The Christian Science Monitor - 5/23/2010 11:59:37 PM
Today, no country has an under-5 mortality rate that high, according to IHME estimates. In Ethiopia, the under-5 mortality rate in 1990 was 202 per 1,000 live births, one of the highest rates in the world. Over the next two decades that fell by half ...
At 8.6%, Pakistan is among countries with highest infant mortality: UNICEF report
The Express Tribune - 1/30/2014 9:12:36 PM
UNICEF released The State of the World’s Children 2014 report on Thursday, ranking Pakistan at 26 in its list of countries with the highest infant mortality rates in the world. The year 2014 is the 25th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of ...