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
Kansas infant mortality rate higher than nation
Atlanta Journal Constitution - 12/9/2013 2:50:27 PM
Brightly colored chalk covers the sidewalk outside the Burkeys' home in west Wichita. There are ABCs and names: Mama, Daddy, Kamben and Maxton. Kamben is a toddling 19-month-old. He likes "Thomas the Tank Engine" and "SpongeBob SquarePants." But Maxton ...
US surpasses other industrialized countries in infant death rate
World Socialist Web Site - 5/9/2013 3:36:40 PM
A major factor behind the high rate of preterm birth in the US is poverty ... While only one percent of the world’s newborn deaths occur in industrialized countries, the report states, “The percentage of child deaths that occur during the newborn ...
US Infant Mortality Rate Higher Than Other Wealthy Countries
The Huffington Post - 6/25/2012 4:03:02 PM
Infant mortality rate is defined as the number of deaths of infants one year ... mortality of any of these comparison countries while Japan, the competitor with the longest life expectancy, has the lowest. In the United States, the most common ...
A ‘hole in the community’: Kansas infant mortality rate higher than national average
Wichita Eagle - 12/6/2013 11:58:03 PM
Kelci and Kevin Burkey talk about their son, Maxton, who died from SIDS when he was about two months old. Brightly colored chalk covers the sidewalk outside the Burkeys’ home in west Wichita. There are ABCs and names: Mama, Daddy, Kamben and ...
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
More than four-fifths of all under-five deaths in 2011 occurred in sub-Saharan ... 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.
GCC infant mortality rate lowest in Arab world
Gulf News - 12/27/2002 11:59:32 PM
GCC countries have the unique distinction of registering the lowest infant mortality rate in the Arab world and the highest life expectancy rate averaging 74.38 years, with women outliving men by a mean average ratio of 4.5 years, according to a recent ...
U.S. Infant Mortality Rate Fell Steadily From ’05 to ’11
New York Times - 4/19/2013 4:54:40 AM
WASHINGTON — The nation’s infant mortality rate fell by 12 percent from 2005 through 2011, a promising pattern that researchers say may be due in part to a decline in premature births. The decline came after a period of stalled progress.
Infant Mortality Rates Are Higher in Countries with Less Economic Freedom
heritage.org - 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, D ...
Nigeria records reduction in infant mortality
en.starafrica.com - 12/5/2013 9:36:04 PM
Nigeria’s infant mortality rate has improved to 65 per ... Plus 2012), Bala said Thursday that the UN World Population Prospects and the Institute for Health Metric Reports (2010) puts the country’s rate at 545 per 100,000 on maternal ...
U.S. infant mortality rate higher than developed world’s
Salon - 1/9/2013 11:13:56 PM
As the Washington Post reports: As to what explains the high infant mortality rate, the researchers aren’t quite sure. They say it is not explained by ethnic diversity in the United States. While U.S. minorities do tend to have a higher infant ...
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 ...
Graph of the day: The United States has a really high infant mortality rate
Washington Post - 1/9/2013 10:52:28 PM
The Institute of Medicine is out with a sweeping look at how the American ... United States spends more on health care, patient outcomes lag behind peer nations. That's especially true, it turns out, with infant morality. The infant mortality ...
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 ... 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.
Myanmar continues to face high infant mortality rates
ihs.com - 11/18/2013 8:37:29 PM
Myanmar is continuing to experience high rates of infant and child-under ... A number of challenges in the country's healthcare system have also been identified as contributing to the high mortality rates. These include low public healthcare expenditure ...