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
Syracuse, N.Y. - About 18 of every 1,000 babies in Syracuse died before their first birthday in the mid-1980s, giving the city one of the nation's highest infant mortality rates. The death toll was particularly high among black babies -- 30 of every 1,000 ...
Columbus funding effort to reduce infant mortality
The Columbus Dispatch - 3/11/2014 1:27:00 AM
Faced with an unacceptable infant mortality rate in the city, the Columbus City Council approved $225,000 tonight for an effort to save the youngest lives. The money will go to the nonprofit Health Care Collaborative of Greater Columbus to hire ...
Battle brewing to restore money for DMC's infant mortality efforts
Detroit Free Press - 3/10/2014 5:31:34 AM
At just over two pounds — his tiny body tucked under a nurse’s hand — 6-day-old Aiden Dalman could not possibly know of the extraordinary measures being taken to keep him alive. Nor will he probably ever know of the budget wrangling this ...
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 ...
The World Pharmaceutical Markets Fact Book 2013
TheSacramento Bee - 3/11/2014 3:31:40 PM
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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, 22 districts recorded an increase in infant mortality and 16 districts showed no change. Photo: Priyanka Parashar/Mint New Delhi: Maternal and infant mortality have dropped ...
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 11:32:47 AM
But like so many babies born in Detroit, little Brandon has faced more than his share ... In 2011 alone, 130 of the 208 Detroit children who died that year had not yet marked their first birthday. “It’s infuriating, because we know we can change ...
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 ...
Infant mortality rate India's enduring shame
Deccan Herald - 3/8/2014 11:56:19 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 ...
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