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
Mortality rate among expectant U.S. mothers is high
The Columbus Dispatch - 11/20/2015 5:26:25 AM
The United States is one of the world’s wealthiest countries, and it spends far more on health care than other rich nations do. So what’s going on? For starters, there are parallel trends in the U.S.’s infant-mortality rate relative to other ...
Our maternal mortality rate is a national embarrassment
Washington Post - 11/18/2015 12:31:08 PM
We're one of the world's wealthiest countries, and we spend way more on healthcare than other rich nations. So how did we end up here? For starters, you can see parallel trends in our infant mortality rate relative to other countries, too. Part of it is ...
High Infant Mortality Rate in Indiana is Due to Health Discrepancy
Food World News - 11/13/2015 8:26:31 AM
They are innocent and still wait to experience the world. However, what happens when some ... of Health said that the state ranks the worst in the country when it comes to infant mortality rate. The state is above the national average for infant deaths ...
Countries spending the most on health care
USA Today - 11/14/2015 7:56:42 AM
Yearly health care spending data from 1980, life expectancy, infant mortality, smoking rates ... one of the highest rate in the world, and exceptionally high compared with other countries spending the most on health. The United States is also the only ...
Maternal mortality rate decreases in Azerbaijan
Azer News - 11/18/2015 12:45:27 PM
Statistics reveal that the country’s population increased 0.8 percent from the beginning of the year, reaching 9,666,000 people as of September 1. The infant mortality ... Overall, the maternal mortality rate in the world fell by 44 percent between ...
World Bank Says Ethiopia Poised to Become Middle Income Country by 2025
2Merkato - 11/26/2015 9:22:41 AM
Ethiopia has witnessed rapid economic growth, with real gross domestic product (GDP) growth averaging 10.9 between 2004 and 2014, which is lifting the country from being the second poorest in the world in ... reduced child and infant mortality.”
US Infant Mortality Rate Higher Than Other Wealthy Countries
The Huffington Post - 6/25/2012 12:06:49 PM
Yet even if we eliminate this racial disparity 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 ...
Infant Mortality Disparity in the Developing World
Patheos - 11/10/2015 11:53:30 PM
The U.S., with all of its resources, has an unenviable infant mortality rate of six deaths per 1000 live births, a relatively poor ranking among the world’s developed countries. This exists for a number of reasons including socio-economic inequalities ...
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 ...
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 to ... The infant mortality rates in both Finland and Austria are among the lowest rates in the world. In a paper entitled—”Why Is Infant Mortality in the US Higher Than in Europe?”—
Help save Nigeria’s health sector, Saraki urges World Bank
P.M. News Nigeria - 11/14/2015 1:25:59 PM
Saraki who spoke during a strategic breakfast meeting he hosted in honour of the World Bank Group led by Ms Nicole ... health sector to help fight the alarming rate of maternal and infant mortality in the country. She decried a situation where an estimated ...
Childbirth Death Higher in U.S.
Valley News - 11/16/2015 11:29:04 AM
We’re one of the world’s wealthiest countries, and we spend way more on healthcare than other rich nations. So how did we end up here? For starters, you can see parallel trends in our infant mortality rate relative to other countries, too. Part of it ...
Report: Hunger Adds to Health Care Costs
PBS - 11/25/2015 4:26:12 PM
That has devastating health consequences, particularly for children: David Beckmann (Bread for the World): The infant mortality rate in the United States is way higher than any other country of roughly our income level. It is like a massive terrorist attack.
Why Do Babies in America Die More Often Than Babies in Other Rich Countries?
Bloomberg - 10/1/2014 3:54:36 PM
A tragedy for any family, infant deaths also reflect the overall health of a country—infant mortality rates are influenced by the levels of prenatal care, the quality of medical facilities where deliveries take place, and care for infants in the first ...
Nigeria: Saraki Seeks World Bank Support for Health Sector
AllAfrica - 11/16/2015 2:42:21 PM
Hosting a strategic breakfast meeting in honour of the World Bank Group led by Ms Nicole ... to the health sector to help fight the alarming rate of maternal and infant mortality in the country. She decried a situation where an estimated 900,000 women ...