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, 2014See also: Infant mortality rate map
Home births lead to higher infant mortality at least for mothers living in poorer areas
Medical Xpress - 7/27/2015 3:14:58 PM
Home births lead to higher infant mortality than hospital births ... risk women is a hotly debated topic in the Western world. In this context, the Netherlands stands out as one of the few developed countries with a health care system geared toward ...
American-born Doctor Helps Reduce Infant Mortality Rate by 66 Percent in Haiti
StreetInsider - 7/22/2015 3:10:45 AM
Located less than 650 miles southeast of the United States, Haiti is one of the poorest countries in the world and has one of the lowest maternal and infant mortality rate, ranking within the bottom 25 nations. In Haiti, women do not have access to the ...
US Infant Mortality Rate Higher Than Other Wealthy Countries
The Huffington Post - 6/25/2012 12:06:49 PM
... and compare only the infant mortality rate of Caucasian Americans, our ranking versus the competitor countries is unaffected. Infant mortality is just one of many metrics where the US used to be a world leader and has slipped in the last few decades.
MVHC to offer program combating infant mortality
Zanesville Times Recorder - 7/27/2015 11:47:22 AM
“(MVHC) have demonstrated they can get good outcomes,” Hill said. Ohio has one of the five worst infant mortality rates in the country, with nearly eight deaths before a child’s first birthday per 1,000 live births, compared to about six nationally.
Infant Mortality Rate in U.S. Is So High Compared to European Countries Because They Take Better Care of Their Poor
Atlanta Black Star - 1/22/2015 5:29:39 PM
The abysmal infant mortality rate in the United States compared ... between the rates in the U.S. and the European countries were “essentially unchanged.” Join us in our effort to change our world with Empowering Narratives. Share this empowering ...
10 Countries with Lowest Infant Mortality Rates
INSIDER MONKEY - 5/18/2015 11:37:20 AM
One of the problems the world is facing today is the death of infants at an early age; this article would be discussing the 10 Countries with Lowest Infant Mortality Rates. Infant Mortality is a term used to describe the death of newborn babies within the ...
Baby-death numbers decline a bit in Ohio but still top national average
The Columbus Dispatch - 7/27/2015 2:17:42 PM
... white infant mortality rate dropped to 6.0 from 6.4 and the black rate of infant death dropped to 13.8 from 13.9. In all cases, national numbers for 2013 look better. The country saw an overall rate of 6.0 that year, a white rate of 5.1 and a black ...
U.S. Infant Mortality Rate Worse Than in 40 Other Countries
International Business Times - 8/31/2011 1:36:34 PM
Babies born in the United States have a higher chance of dying in their first month than babies in much of the developed world ... infant mortality rates by 26 percent, or less than the average drop, the United States now lags behind 40 other countries ...
U.S. infant mortality rate higher than developed world’s
Salon - 1/9/2013 11:18:07 AM
Many other reports have found the exact same thing. 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. As to what explains the high ...
US Ranks Behind 25 Other Countries in Infant Mortality
Live Science - 9/24/2014 2:34:01 AM
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 ...
Rethink Mississippi: These are the Countries with Lower Infant Mortality Rates than Mississippi
Hotty Toddy - 6/23/2015 5:56:58 PM
Nearly 10 out of every 1,000 children do not survive their first year of life, making Mississippi one of the riskiest places to be born in the developed world ... worse than in 75 countries. Black infant mortality rate: 76th By comparison, 6.6 of every ...
US surpasses other industrialized countries in infant death rate
World Socialist Web Site - 5/9/2013 3:36:40 PM
“State of the World’s Mothers,” a report from the humanitarian ... The US is not alone in rising infant mortality rates among the developed countries. Canada and Switzerland rank second and third in first-day mortality rates in the industrialized ...
Expert says infant mortality rate near University Circle exceeds that of some Third World countries: PolitiFact Ohio
Cleveland Plain Dealer - 4/12/2013 9:56:27 AM
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 ...
Our infant mortality rate is a national embarrassment
Washington Post - 9/29/2014 6:34:27 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 ...
Cancer increasing all over the country: Governor
Zee News - 7/24/2015 8:54:57 PM
Erode: There is an increase in cancer cases all over the country, which as per World Health Organisation ... He said he is happy that the infant mortality rate in Tamil Nadu has come down by 50 per cent in 10 years, but noted an increase in accidental ...