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
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 order to do this analysis ... 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 ...
Infant mortality rate in Detroit rivals areas of Third World
The Detroit News - 1/30/2014 12:15:44 PM
But like so many babies born in Detroit ... at Harper University Hospital. More babies, like Brandon, are born prematurely in Detroit than in any major city in the United States, a Detroit News investigation found. Prematurity, whose deadly side effects ...
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 ...
Infant mortality rate India's enduring shame
Deccan Herald - 3/5/2014 11:59:52 PM
The economic boom being experienced by India masks a shameful failure to control a shocking rate ... infant deaths among the country’s poorest. Over 400,000 newborns die within the first 24 hours of their birth every year, the highest anywhere in the ...
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 ...
UNICEF Infant Mortality Report 2012 Ranks Countries With Highest And Lowest Infant Mortality Rates (PHOTOS)
The Huffington Post - 9/14/2012 5:33:06 PM
(SCROLL DOWN FOR PHOTOS) "The economically poorest regions, least developed countries ... the world's best and worst countries for infants below. Note: Of the 12 countries that have the lowest rates of infant mortality, numbers 12 to 2, all ...
U.S. Infant Mortality Rate Fell Steadily From ’05 to ’11
New York Times - 4/19/2013 4:54:40 AM
The states with the steepest declines in infant deaths — Georgia, Louisiana, North Carolina and South Carolina — have long been plagued with some of the nation’s highest infant mortality rates, Dr. MacDorman added. In all four states the ...
Connect the dots: infant mortality, graft and elephant poaching
Reuters - 1/2/2014 1:39:03 PM
Following a decline in the 1990s, poaching of the world's largest land ... had been poached in the country in 2013, compared to 668 in all of 2012. The report found a striking link between infant mortality rates - measured by the number of ...
Pakistan Has Highest Infant Mortality in the World, Says Report
newsweekpakistan.com - 2/26/2014 6:00:07 AM
Pakistan has the highest rate of infant mortality in the world ... Save the Children, which operates in more than 120 countries, called on world leaders, philanthropists and the private sector to commit to ending preventable newborn deaths.