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
Pakistan’s infant mortality rate highest in the world
Pakistan Defence - 3/10/2014 5:10:05 AM
More than 200,000 children in Pakistan die on the first day of their lives, the highest in the world, speakers at the Neonatology Conference on Sunday said. The conference was organised by the Pakistan Paediatric Association’s neonatology group.
What Works: How Syracuse cut infant mortality in half
Syracuse Post-Standard - 3/9/2014 1:58:00 AM
"We are proud of the work we have done ... piece of equipment called an extracorporeal life support system. It is used to treat babies with severe lung disease. The machine removes blood from the body, oxygenates it, removes carbon dioxide, then pumps ...
Battle brewing to restore money for DMC's infant mortality efforts
Detroit Free Press - 3/10/2014 2:18:17 AM
Located on DMC’s Midtown campus, the hospitals serve women and babies in the Detroit area and house the National Institute of Health’s Perinatology Research Branch ... clearly goes to fight Michigan’s infant-mortality rates.
Capital has highest infant mortality rate among metros
Times of India - 3/1/2014 11:57:27 PM
NEW DELHI: A survey of four metropolitan cities has found that Delhi has the highest infant mortality rate. The report ... and highest in Madhya Pradesh and Odisha (39). The country's average is 29. The report states that community health ...
Concern on high rate of maternal, infant mortality
The News International - 3/10/2014 1:28:11 AM
Adviser to Chief Minister on Health, Khawaja Salman Raffique, has said high rate of maternal, neonatal and infant mortality in Pakistan is a matter ... to improve healthcare delivery system in the country. Addressing the closing ceremony of 3-day ...
Maternal, infant mortality rates drop in nine states
Live Mint - 3/5/2014 6:30:35 PM
While 246 districts recorded lower infant mortality rate in 2012-13 from 2011-12 ... mortality have dropped significantly in nine states that account for half the country’s population, according to the latest Annual Health Survey data released on ...
Six Ways America Is Worse Than A Third-World Country
The Business Insider - 3/9/2014 10:11:55 AM
The International Center for Prison Studies estimates that America imprisons ... U.S., but some cities like New Orleans and Detroit rival the most violent Latin American countries, where gun violence is highest in the world.
Ohio’s infant mortality rate looks bleak
Times Reporter - 3/5/2014 6:56:14 AM
That disheartening data, culled from the Central Intelligence Agency’s World Factbook, paints a bleak picture of the crisis of infant mortality in Ohio, particularly among African Americans. Even more disturbing is that Ohio’s rate ranks ...
Maternal and child mortality rate remains high in Balochistan
Dawn - 3/5/2014 3:10:09 PM
QUETTA: Maternal and child mortality rate remained high in Balochistan as compared to other provinces of the country. This was revealed by ... said Provincial Health Minister Rehmat Baloch. World Food Program in collaboration with provincial ...
The U.S. ranks 50th in maternal mortality globally
Digital Journal - 3/9/2014 11:33:39 PM
United States ranks behind every industrialized nation in its rate of maternal mortality. A woman in the U.S. is just ... Minority women are often without insurance. In 2012, 23 percent of African-American women lacked insurance and even more 36 percent ...
At 8.6%, Pakistan is among countries with highest infant mortality: UNICEF report
tribune.com.pk - 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 ...
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.
Infant mortality rate in Detroit rivals areas of Third World
The Detroit News - 1/30/2014 12:58:41 PM
Detroit’s infant mortality rate has ... high school are less likely to complete high school or go on to college, dooming them to a future of low-wage jobs. And since a mother’s education is proven to be one of the best indicators of how well a child ...
Infant mortality in Cuba hits new low
peoplesworld.org - 1/30/2014 11:57:15 PM
However, in Cuba they have dropped farther and faster than in other poorer countries. Cuba does not have the lowest infant mortality rate in the world. That distinction belongs to countries which are both wealthy and have highly developed infrastructures ...
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 ...