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
In developing world, child-mortality rates among poorest families plummet
Science Codex - 11/17/2014 12:54:11 AM
This convergence was mostly driven by the fact that child-mortality rates declined the fastest among the poorest families. In the countries where the gap increased ... health improvements in the developing world," said Davidson Gwatkin, a senior fellow ...
Addressing Infant Mortality on World Prematurity Day
The Clermont Sun - 11/20/2014 5:25:37 PM
Ohio also has the third highest rate of infant mortality in the nation and the highest rate of infant mortality among African American babies. This is unacceptable. Ohio is home to some of the world’s best ... throughout the country, and I urge HHS ...
Infant mortality rate locally and nationally is unacceptable
Democrat and Chronicle - 11/18/2014 12:02:53 AM
Nationally, the infant mortality rate isn't much better as it's higher than any of the other 27 wealthiest countries. Granted, some gains have been made locally in recent years to improve these appalling statistics, but the problem persists. So it was ...
Infant Mortality Rate Decreased In Virginia
ABC 13 - 11/18/2014 4:30:44 PM
There's been an 18 percent decrease in infant mortality. That decrease means nearly 200 more ... Kim Price says as a nation other countries' rates are better, so she says it's very encouraging to see these rates go down nationally.
Black Infant Mortality Rates at All-Time Low in South Carolina
Atlanta Black Star - 11/20/2014 3:23:56 PM
The racial disparity in infant ... s infant mortality rate has been this low,” said Department of Health and Environmental Control Director Catherine Templeton on the department website. “While there are plenty of things in this world that we cannot ...
'Child Mortality Rates Falling In The Developing World'
Silicon India - 11/11/2014 8:46:35 AM
"In many countries ... were related to greater convergence in mortality rates among the three wealth groups. "The study is an important contribution to knowledge about child health improvements in the developing world," concluded Davidson Gwatkin, senior ...
An Ohio mother looks for answers to Ohio's infant mortality rate
WKSU News - 11/18/2014 11:54:32 PM
Bad numbers and the need for good data The numbers that are available now show Ohio is 48th in the country in the rate of infant ... s mortality rate, it’s even worse: 50th of 50. Cuyahoga County – home, Brown notes, to some of the world’s premier ...
Our infant mortality rate is a national embarrassment
Washington Post - 9/28/2014 11:57:45 PM
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 ...
Infant Mortality Should be Decreasing; But its Not
dumb-out.net - 11/18/2014 3:11:59 PM
Infectious disease, however, is not the biggest threat to infant mortality rate. It turns out that premature birth ... As a matter of fact, world leaders 189 countries unanimously agreed, in September of 2000 at a gathering of the United Nations, that ...
Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson lauds cut in Pontiac’s infant mortality
The Oakland Press - 11/20/2014 11:30:42 PM
Patterson said the county recently garnered six various awards, most notably the Public Community Health Achievement Award for drastically reducing the infant mortality rate in Pontiac. “We were (worse) than many third-world countries,” Patterson said ...
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 ...
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 ...
SOGON to fight against High Rate Of Maternal Mortality
Spy Ghana - 11/21/2014 5:35:46 AM
while in low income countries like Nigeria it was one in 52 cases. Gov. Emmanuel Uduaghan of Delta lauded the society for its commitment to addressing the challenges of high infant and maternal mortality rates. He said Delta Government had made huge ...
Kimaya NICU Web Application Decreases Infant Mortality Rate
Med India - 11/20/2014 12:10:39 PM
In the pilot test, deployed at Pune's KEM hospital, the Kimaya-TPN (Total Parenteral Nutrition) solution has been able to contribute in reducing the neonatal mortality rate by ... across the country a cutting edge tool aimed at saving infant lives.
Top 10 Countries by Infant Mortality Rate
Jagran Josh - 9/22/2011 11:58:53 AM
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.