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
U.S. Infant Mortality Rates Finally Dropping Again: Report
Medicine Net - 4/20/2014 4:21:28 AM
"Even though we do have a decline, preterm birth rates are much higher than in other countries, and the same is true with infant mortality," MacDorman said. In addition, there is still a gap in mortality rates between infants born to black and white mothers.
Symposium Speaker: U.S. Mortality Rate Poor
Benzinga - 4/18/2014 7:25:47 PM
infant mortality in the United States is 16th out of 17 wealthy nations, with a death rate of 6.7 infants per 1,000 live births. “The probability of children dying before age 5 is higher than the 16 other peer countries,” Crimmins said. Finally ...
US Infant Mortality Rate Higher Than Other Wealthy Countries
The Huffington Post - 6/25/2012 4:03:02 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.
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 through some of 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 have a uniform ranking. Like
Top 10 countries with most improved child mortality rates
The Christian Science Monitor - 5/23/2010 11:59:37 PM
But where the rest of the world is seeing fast improvements ... 6.7 deaths per 1,000 children in 2009. Over 120 other countries saw steeper gains and the US still has a higher infant mortality rate than most of Europe, including Estonia and Croatia.
U.S. infant mortality rate higher than developed world’s
Salon - 1/9/2013 11:13:56 PM
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. What’s more troubling is that ...
At 8.6%, Pakistan is among countries with highest infant mortality: UNICEF report
The Express Tribune - 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 ...
Infant mortality in Cuba hits new low
People's World - 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 in Detroit rivals areas of Third World
The Detroit News - 1/30/2014 5:56:21 AM
Detroit’s infant mortality rate is the worst among big U.S. cities, and worse than some Third-World countries: 13.5 for every 1,000 live births in 2010, the most recent year for which comprehensive data are available. Foundations, hospitals, social ...
Infant Mortality Rates Are Higher in Countries with Less Economic Freedom
The Heritage Foundation - 9/12/2013 5:46:24 PM
Sources: United Nations, 2013 Human Development Report, Statistical Annex, http://hdr.undp.org/en/media/HDR2013_EN_ Statistics.pdf (accessed May 2, 2013), and Terry Miller, Kim R. Holmes, and Edwin J. Feulner, 2012 Index of Economic Freedom (Washington ...
Women Are Dying From Unsafe Abortions While American NGOs Do Nothing
Slate - 4/22/2014 3:17:39 PM
The importance of safe abortion access in preventing unnecessary injuries and deaths isn’t particularly controversial in the reality-based world, as Filipovic explains: Unsafe abortion is the third leading cause of maternal mortality worldwide.
U.S. Has Highest Mortality Rate for Newborns of any Industrialized Country
AllGov - 5/9/2013 11:54:45 AM
The United States does the poorest job in the industrialized world of keeping newborn children alive, according to a report (pdf) by Save the Children. “This is 50 percent more first-day deaths than all other industrialized countries combined,” the ...
America Has Highest Rate of First-Day Infant Mortality in Industrialized World
Opposing Views - 5/7/2013 11:02:51 PM
The lowest first-day mortality rates in the world were in Cyprus ... during their teen years (continuing the cycle of teen pregnancy)." Lowering infant deaths in the country could involve investing in education, healthcare and sexual health awareness ...