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
Local Leaders Collaborate to Combat Infant Mortality
Cincinnati CityBeat - 6/13/2013 8:45:55 PM
Some parts of Cincinnati suffer from higher infant mortality rates than third-world countries. In the city as a whole, infants die at rates more than twice the national average. We’ve been asking, “Why?” for a long time; this mysterious plague wiping ...
Group targets infant mortality
Cincinnati.com - 6/14/2013 7:44:28 AM
For a city and county containing a wealth of world-class medical care and well-heeled social service agencies, Cincinnati and Hamilton County’s infant mortality rates remain stubbornly high, well above the national average. On Thursday, the ...
Infant mortality rate goes up in GB Nagar
Hindustan Times - 6/6/2013 5:12:18 PM
The infant mortality rate (IMR) in Gautam Budh Nagar district (of which Noida is a part) has gone up, whereas many other districts in Uttar Pradesh, which are considered backward comparitively, have shown marginal improvement. The survey was undertaken to ...
Higher Child Marriage Rates Associated With Higher Maternal and Infant Mortality
Science Daily - 5/14/2013 12:28:47 AM
May 13, 2013 — Countries in which girls are commonly married before the age of 18 have significantly higher rates of maternal and infant mortality ... country's maternal mortality rate. "Our analyses accounted for development indicators and world ...
Local Health Officials Combat High Infant Mortality Rate
newsplex.com - 6/7/2013 3:06:27 AM
"And infant mortality is just one of those things." The United States average is 5.9 infant deaths per 1,000, which is among the highest rates of industrialized countries in the world. In Virginia, the rate is 7.1 infant deaths per 1,000, but there is more ...
Access to Health Care among Thailand's Poor Reduces Infant Mortality
KCTV5 News - 6/5/2013 11:54:21 PM
The study, "The Great Equalizer: Health Care Access and Infant Mortality ... Post-Doctoral Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research. He will be joining the economics faculty at Harvard University in July, 2013. A Jackson County judge has ordered ...
Phila. rates among worst for infant death
Philadelphia Daily News - 5/6/2013 11:54:08 PM
Philadelphia ranks fifth from the bottom of the more than 200 most populous counties nationwide on a key measure of infant mortality, the organization Save the Children is reporting Tuesday, another reminder of the overriding importance of poverty and race ...
Milwaukee's African-American infant mortality rate increases continue
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - 6/4/2013 4:35:54 AM
Though Milwaukee's stubborn infant mortality rate reached a historic low in 2012, the rate at which African-American babies died before their first birthday continued to creep upward ... in 5 was associated with unsafe sleep. The Health Department ...
Canada has one of the highest rates of first-day infant deaths in industrialized world: report
Macleans.ca - 5/6/2013 11:54:08 PM
A report from international aid organization Save the Children assessed infant mortality data from 176 countries worldwide ... Canada had the second-highest rate of first-day infant mortality in the industrialized world, with roughly 900 babies–or ...
Romania has the highest infant mortality rate in the European Union
balkans.com - 6/13/2013 7:02:42 AM
According to doctors, one third of these deaths may be prevented through the development of mother and infant support programmes ... from across the country have become involved in this campaign to reduce child death rates. At the end of the programme ...
Infant death rate falls in Volusia
Daytona Beach News-Journal - 5/18/2013 1:14:09 AM
Data released this week by the Florida Department of Health revealed the infant death rate for Volusia County fell from 6.4 per 1,000 live births to 3.8 between 2011 and 2012. The rate was more than halved for black infants from 13.6 in 2011 to 6.5 in 2012 ...
Decreasing Infant Mortality In Memphis
WREG - 6/14/2013 3:44:05 PM
Because historically, we’ve had one of the highest infant mortality rates in the country! Here to talk about that, as well as a special Father’s Day project is Tammie Ritchey with the Med Foundation and Dr. Dhanireddy, who works with the Med ...
Cardboard boxes: How Finland achieved one of the lowest infant mortality rates in the world
Deseret News - 6/10/2013 9:32:25 PM
The maternity package, which comes in a large box, "contains bodysuits, a sleeping bag, outdoor gear, bathing products for the baby, as well as nappies, bedding and a small mattress. With the mattress in the bottom, the box becomes the baby's first bed.
Towards reduced maternal mortality
nation.co.ke - 6/17/2013 3:47:41 PM
World Health Statistics 2013 show considerable progress has been made in reducing child and maternal deaths, improving nutrition and reducing deaths and illness from HIV infection, tuberculosis and malaria. A dramatic improvement has been seen in the ...
Thailand’s Ambitious 30 Baht Healthcare Program Cut Infant Mortality
asianscientist.com - 6/9/2013 11:42:27 PM
Called the “30 Baht Program,” it was one of the largest and most ambitious health reforms ever undertaken in a developing country. The program both ... poor provinces had higher infant mortality rates, but after the program was implemented, infant ...