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
What Milwaukee can learn from poor countries on infant mortality
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - 9/16/2014 3:04:58 AM
Expansive new research in some of the poorest countries of the world has uncovered specific interventions and advances that are helping them reduce maternal and child mortality. Milwaukee's infant mortality rate is worse than that in some Third World ...
Child Mortality Falling, U.N. Says, but Not Fast Enough
New York Times - 9/16/2014 10:43:06 AM
Nearly all of the countries with the highest mortality rates are in Africa, the report said, and two countries that are among the world’s most populous ... “The data clearly demonstrate that an infant’s chances of survival increase dramatically ...
Death rates down, but world lags in meeting goal of sharply reducing child mortality by 2015
Vancouver Desi South Asian news - 9/16/2014 11:40:22 AM
WASHINGTON — More of the world’s children are surviving to ... It found that eight of the 60 countries with particularly high child mortality had lowered their rates by more than two-thirds since 1990: Malawi, Bangladesh, Liberia, Tanzania, Ethiopia ...
Ohio's infant mortality rate among highest in nation
The Morning Journal - 9/15/2014 11:20:05 AM
“Ohio had the highest infant mortality rates in the country,” said the Rev. Tim Williams, president of the Lorain City School Board. “Ohio isn’t first at anything. What we’ve found is it does correlate to educational disparity and economic disparity.
Child mortality drops in 2013: UN
Rappler - 9/16/2014 12:09:00 PM
Eight countries have succeeded in slashing their child mortality rates by at least two-thirds since 1990: Malawi, Bangladesh, Liberia, Tanzania, Ethiopia, East Timor, Niger and Eritrea. Still, a child born in Angola, which has the world's highest child ...
Fastest decline in child mortality rates witnessed
m.thehindu.com - 9/16/2014 1:13:26 PM
New data released today (September 16) by the United Nations Organisation show that under-five mortality rates have dropped by 49 per cent ... there are still 17,000 child deaths every day in the world. The neonatal period (0-27 days) is the most ...
‘Turn trials into triumphs’: Speaker shares message of survival at infant mortality awareness event
Times and Democrat - 9/16/2014 5:56:46 AM
The world needs our ... slightly from the 2011 rate of 7.4. Health disparities can also be seen in data from the Low Country Healthy Start service region. FSLC Director Virginia Berry White said in addition to infant mortality, the agency is concerned ...
Almost half of child deaths occur in first month of life, UN estimates
theguardian.com - 9/16/2014 1:06:16 PM
However, the pace of change has accelerated over recent years, according to the Levels and trends in child mortality ... has the world’s highest rate – 92 deaths per 1,000 live births; almost 15 times the average rate in high-income countries.
Shelby County has highest infant mortality rate in Tennessee
WREG - 9/3/2014 7:33:55 PM
MEMPHIS , Tenn. — Shelby County has the highest infant mortality rate in the state. “We are much higher than the rest of the state, and also there are parts of the country, and the world,” Dr. Helen Morrow, health officer with the Shelby County ...
UN: child mortality rates drop
Independent Online - 9/16/2014 1:06:16 PM
Mortality rates of children under the age of five are now dropping ... “There is now a gathering momentum from countries in every part of the world to make sure proven, cost effective interventions are applied where they will save the most lives ...
More children live to age 5, work still to be done
The Seattle Times - 9/16/2014 1:13:26 PM
The world's highest rate of child mortality was in ... families may swaddle the infant rather than letting mom's body warm the baby and, by resting on her chest, allowing for breastfeeding on demand. How do poor countries take the steps needed to lower ...
Why is the infant mortality rate in St. Petersburg so high?
MyFox Tampa Bay - 9/12/2014 4:38:36 PM
"It is shocking, and it's sad that in a country where we're so developed and a county where we have so many resources and so many people looking at this issue, that we still have high infant mortality rates," Dr. Sheila Devanesan told FOX 13 News.
Brazil Shows How To Slash Infant Mortality Rates: With Breast Milk Banks Instead Of Formula
The Inquisitr - 9/5/2014 11:56:24 PM
The nation of Brazil has reduced their infant mortality rate by more than two-thirds since 1985 — by ... They have the largest network of breast milk donor banks in the world, and babies are benefiting. “This is one of the most beautiful things in ...
Proposed program is designed to improve Ohio’s infant mortality rate
The Daily Reporter - 9/15/2014 3:41:57 AM
“At 6.11 per 1,000 live births, the United States’ infant mortality rate is worse than many developed countries. Ohio, however, is worse than the country’s overall rate at 7.9 per 1,000 live births,” Jones said. “That puts us at 48th in the 50 state
US Infant Mortality Rate Higher Than Other Wealthy Countries
The Huffington Post - 6/25/2012 12:06:49 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.