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
Our infant mortality rate is a national embarrassment
Washington Post - 9/29/2014 10:34:51 AM
The United States has a higher infant mortality rate than any of the other 27 wealthy countries ... Despite healthcare spending levels that are significantly higher than any other country in the world, a baby born in the U.S. is less likely to see his ...
Why Do Babies in America Die More Often Than Babies in Other Rich Countries?
Businessweek - 10/1/2014 1:24:16 PM
A tragedy for any family, infant deaths also reflect the overall health of a country—infant mortality rates are influenced by the levels of prenatal care, the quality of medical facilities where deliveries take place, and care for infants in the first ...
Infant Mortality Explained
Forbes - 9/30/2014 10:05:02 AM
The United States infant mortality rate is about twice that of other developed countries. On an international ranking ... US experience with that of Finland (with the lowest rate in the world) and Australia (at about at the European average), the ...
Infant Mortality Rate Higher in United States Than in European Countries
Guardian LV - 9/26/2014 1:37:22 PM
The infant mortality rate is higher in the United States than it is in European countries according to a recent government report. This means that in America, more babies are dying before they reach the age of one year than in other parts of the world.
The US’s Infant Mortality Rate Is Abysmal for All But the Wealthiest Americans
Motherboard - 10/1/2014 10:25:19 AM
A country's infant mortality rate, according to the CIA World Factbook, “is often used as an indicator of the level of health in a country.” But the situation isn't necessarily the same across the whole of that country. New research on why infant ...
The Infant Mortality Rate In The U.S. Is Too High
Think Progress - 9/26/2014 10:55:42 PM
While the United States’ health care system surpasses that of most developing countries, the infant mortality rate stands at six deaths for every ... These factors, designated as “social detriments” by the World Health Organization, include ...
U.S. infant mortality rates higher than other countries
ON YOUR SIDE - 9/25/2014 11:39:50 PM
The report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this week says the United States has a higher infant mortality rate than 25 other countries. The higher rate is driven by a greater proportion of premature births and deaths of full-term ...
US ranks behind 25 other countries in infant mortality
FOX News - 9/24/2014 3:05:38 PM
The U.S. infant mortality rate is more than double that of some other developed countries, according to a new report. An important contributor to this disparity is the relatively high rate of death among babies born at full term in the United States ...
U.S. infant mortality rate worse than other countries
CBS News - 9/24/2014 6:04:35 PM
The report compares infant mortality rates in the United States to those of European countries plus Australia, Israel, Japan, Korea and New Zealand in 2010, the most recent year for which data is available. In the United States, 6.1 infants die per every ...
Most countries could miss their Milliennium Goals for decreasing child mortality rates
news.ie.msn.com - 9/30/2014 7:37:41 PM
the World Health Organization, Switzerland, and the University of Edinburgh, UK. Most countries could miss their Milliennium Goals for decreasing child mortality rates‘Not enough progress has been made,’ researchers say.Nicky RyanTheJournal.ie ...
Fighting Maternal and Infant Mortality in Somaliland
The Huffington Post - 9/29/2014 12:29:23 PM
Africa has 12 percent of the global population and accounts for half of all maternal and infant deaths ... occur in developing countries. In 2012, UNICEF reported Somaliland as one of the worst maternal mortality rate in the world: 1,000 - 1,400 maternal ...
Global child mortality rates drop but still miss target
VOXXI - 9/29/2014 7:46:02 PM
SEE ALSO: Concern about Latin American neonatal mortality rates “We’re building momentum in many countries in the poorest parts of the world,” said Dr. Mickey ... families may swaddle the infant rather than letting mom’s body warm the baby ...
Maternal Mortality affects development of a country
The Daily Star - 10/1/2014 5:34:49 PM
Maternal mortality rate in Bangladesh has declined by 66% over last few decades ... the observance of FP Service and Campaign weeks and World Population Day, promoting the use of long acting and permanent method for eligible couples and training on ...
Premature births a big factor in high U.S. infant mortality rate
Los Angeles Times - 9/24/2014 8:13:26 PM
Despite recent progress in preventing the deaths of its youngest citizens, the United States’ infant mortality rate is fourth highest among 29 of the world’s most developed ... In addition to trailing most European countries, the U.S. also lagged ...
Indiana infant mortality rate among the worst
Evansville Courier and Press - 9/27/2014 3:45:01 PM
Indiana’s infant mortality rate is among the worst in the nation, ranking 45th in the country in 2011. Statistics show a baby dies approximately every 13 hours in Indiana. In hopes of driving down the rate of infant deaths, the state has instituted a ...