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
US surpasses other industrialized countries in infant death rate
World Socialist Web Site - 5/9/2013 3:36:40 PM
The high US infant death rate compared to other developed countries is a focus ... The Save the Children report notes that this is the highest percentage of first-day deaths of any country in the world. The report also features Save the Children’s ...
A ‘hole in the community’: Kansas infant mortality rate higher than national average
Wichita Eagle - 12/7/2013 11:28:14 PM
Kamben is a toddling 19-month-old. He likes “Thomas the Tank Engine” and “SpongeBob SquarePants.” But Maxton will forever be 7 weeks old to his parents, Kelci and Kevin. On May 17, 2011, Maxton stopped breathing. He was one of 247 Kansas ...
US Infant Mortality Rate Higher Than Other Wealthy Countries
The Huffington Post - 6/25/2012 4:03:02 PM
In each of those areas, the countries that are performing the best are ... In 1960, the United States had the twelfth lowest infant mortality rate in the world. By 1990, we had dropped to twenty-third, and we sank to thirty-fourth in 2008.
Black infant mortality rate in Kansas triple that for whites
Wichita Eagle - 12/7/2013 10:02:20 PM
Their story is not unlike those of other black families in Kansas. In 1993 – the year Avana ... As the complications continued, she stayed at Via Christi St. Joseph Hospital for Thanksgiving. She lost Miracle the next day.
Nigeria records reduction in infant mortality
en.starafrica.com - 12/5/2013 9:36:04 PM
Nigeria’s infant mortality rate has improved to 65 per ... Plus 2012), Bala said Thursday that the UN World Population Prospects and the Institute for Health Metric Reports (2010) puts the country’s rate at 545 per 100,000 on maternal ...
Expert says infant mortality rate near University Circle exceeds that of some Third World countries: PolitiFact Ohio
Cleveland Plain Dealer - 4/12/2013 1:59:50 PM
Public health experts consider the infant mortality rate an important indicator of a community's well-being. It is one of the factors that helped land Cuyahoga County in the bottom third of Ohio counties in overall health in a national study released last ...
Addressing Mortality of the World's Mothers
The Huffington Post - 12/6/2013 8:23:18 PM
Nearly 20 years ago, then First Lady Hillary Clinton declared to the United Nations that "it is no longer acceptable to discuss women's rights as separate from human rights." A core component of women's rights is ensuring that all women ...
GCC infant mortality rate lowest in Arab world
Gulf News - 12/27/2002 11:59:32 PM
GCC countries have the unique distinction of registering the lowest infant mortality rate in the Arab world and the highest life expectancy rate averaging 74.38 years, with women outliving men by a mean average ratio of 4.5 years, according to a recent ...
U.S. Infant Mortality Rate Fell Steadily From ’05 to ’11
New York Times - 4/19/2013 4:54:40 AM
WASHINGTON — The nation’s infant mortality rate fell by 12 percent from 2005 through 2011, a promising pattern that researchers say may be due in part to a decline in premature births. The decline came after a period of stalled progress.
America Has Highest Rate of First-Day Infant Mortality in Industrialized World
Opposing Views - 5/7/2013 11:02:51 PM
The lowest first-day mortality rates in the world were in Cyprus ... during their teen years (continuing the cycle of teen pregnancy)." Lowering infant deaths in the country could involve investing in education, healthcare and sexual health awareness ...
Top 10 countries with most improved child mortality rates
The Christian Science Monitor - 5/23/2010 11:59:37 PM
But where the rest of the world is seeing fast improvements ... deaths per 1,000 children in 2009. Over 120 other countries saw steeper gains and the US still has a higher infant mortality rate than most of Europe, including Estonia and Croatia.
Graph of the day: The United States has a really high infant mortality rate
Washington Post - 1/9/2013 10:52:28 PM
The Institute of Medicine is out with a sweeping look at how the American health care system stacks up against other industrialized countries. The big takeaway is similar to other research: While the United States spends more on health care ...
Myanmar continues to face high infant mortality rates
ihs.com - 11/18/2013 8:37:29 PM
This places Myanmar among the nations with the highest infant death rates in the world. High mortality rates have been driven ... A number of challenges in the country's healthcare system have also been identified as contributing to the high mortality ...
U.S. infant mortality rate higher than developed world’s
Salon - 1/9/2013 11:13:56 PM
There is, however, some striking — and troubling — new research in the report: Our infant mortality rate is nearly double the rate in countries like Japan and Sweden. What’s more troubling is that researchers aren’t sure why, exactly.
Infant Mortality Rates Are Higher in Countries with Less Economic Freedom
heritage.org - 9/12/2013 5:46:24 PM
Sources: United Nations, 2013 Human Development Report, Statistical Annex, http://hdr.undp.org/en/media/HDR2013_EN_ Statistics.pdf (accessed May 2, 2013), and Terry Miller, Kim R. Holmes, and Edwin J. Feulner, 2012 Index of Economic Freedom (Washington, D ...