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.
Low infant mortality rates unique to Dunedin
Otago Daily Times - 4/23/2014 4:35:13 PM
... with that in the United Kingdom (107 per 1000), and with the greatly higher rates in other countries. From this comparison he proceeds to show that the infant mortality rate in Dunedin is much below that in any of the other cities in New Zealand ...
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
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 ...
Higher child marriage rates associated with higher maternal and infant mortality
Eurek Alert - 5/13/2013 7:49:37 PM
Countries in which girls are commonly married before the age of 18 have significantly higher rates of maternal and infant mortality ... a country's maternal mortality rate. "Our analyses accounted for development indicators and world region, and still ...
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 ...
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.
Sudan and South Sudan sign peace pact, says Thabo Mbeki
BBC - 2/12/2012 1:59:48 AM
The countries have also failed to reach agreement on borders ... The health inequalities in Sudan are illustrated by infant mortality rates. In South Sudan, one in 10 children die before their first birthday. Whereas in the more developed northern states ...
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 ...
Sudan: Abyei ethnic clashes mar peace deal
BBC - 2/27/2011 11:56:50 PM
But the two countries cannot agree how to divide the oil wealth ... The health inequalities in Sudan are illustrated by infant mortality rates. In South Sudan, one in 10 children die before their first birthday. Whereas in the more developed northern ...
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 ...
Good Riddance to the Population Explosion: Keys to Prevent Unsustainable Growth
Scientific American - 8/19/2010 11:55:28 PM
Most of that growth will happen in the poorest countries on Earth. Despite their poverty ... along with the lack of family planning coupled with high infant mortality, which drives people to have many children to ensure that enough will survive.