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, 2014See also: Infant mortality rate map
Reaching the First Birthday: September as Infant Mortality Awareness Month
The Huffington Post - 9/2/2015 12:36:33 PM
Compared to other developed nations, we fall behind many including most European countries ... in developing nations to reduce infant mortality rates there as well. Together, we can build a healthier, happier world for moms and children.
High infant mortality needs quick solution
Trib Today - 9/3/2015 5:25:52 AM
In a nation where the infant mortality rate is substantially higher than in most other developed countries, Ohio stands out. Only three other states have higher rates of babies dying before their first birthdays.
Country needs more local specialists to cut maternal, child mortality – Norton
Stabroek News - 8/31/2015 9:11:20 AM
Minister of Public Health, Dr George Norton says that to bring the present rate of maternal, child and infant mortality down the country needs to break from its dependence on foreign specialists and instead train more Guyanese doctors in obstetrics ...
Medical Practitioner Urges Better Policies On Maternal Mortality
Leadership - 8/30/2015 10:59:53 AM
A medical practitioner, Dr Stella Iwuagwu, has called on the Federal Government to formulate better policies to further reduce the maternal mortality rate in the country ... actions and inactions maternal and infant mortality rates will not go down ...
Infant Mortality Rate in U.S. Is So High Compared to European Countries Because They Take Better Care of Their Poor
Atlanta Black Star - 1/22/2015 5:29:39 PM
The abysmal infant mortality rate in the United States compared ... between the rates in the U.S. and the European countries were “essentially unchanged.” Join us in our effort to change our world with Empowering Narratives. Share this empowering ...
U.S. Infant Mortality Rate Worse Than in 40 Other Countries
International Business Times - 8/31/2011 1:36:34 PM
Babies born in the United States have a higher chance of dying in their first month than babies in much of the developed world ... infant mortality rates by 26 percent, or less than the average drop, the United States now lags behind 40 other countries ...
U.S. infant mortality rate higher than developed world’s
Salon - 1/9/2013 11:18:07 AM
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. As to what explains the high ...
10 Countries with Lowest Infant Mortality Rates
INSIDER MONKEY - 5/18/2015 11:37:20 AM
One of the problems the world is facing today is the death of infants at an early age; this article would be discussing the 10 Countries with Lowest Infant Mortality Rates. Infant Mortality is a term used to describe the death of newborn babies within the ...
PM Narendra Modi calls for reducing mother and child mortality rates
India - 8/30/2015 4:40:30 AM
To decrease maternal and infant mortality rate, a ‘Call To Action’ programme comprising 24 countries came to India to analyse the situation. Such an event happened for the first time outside the USA,” he added. Modi further said that the nation needs ...
US surpasses other industrialized countries in infant death rate
World Socialist Web Site - 5/9/2013 3:36:40 PM
“State of the World’s Mothers,” a report from the humanitarian ... The US is not alone in rising infant mortality rates among the developed countries. Canada and Switzerland rank second and third in first-day mortality rates in the industrialized ...
Our infant mortality rate is a national embarrassment
Washington Post - 9/29/2014 6:34:27 PM
The United States has a higher infant mortality rate than any of the other 27 wealthy countries ... Despite healthcare spending levels that are significantly higher than any other country in the world, a baby born in the U.S. is less likely to see his ...
Expert says infant mortality rate near University Circle exceeds that of some Third World countries: PolitiFact Ohio
Cleveland Plain Dealer - 4/12/2013 9:56:27 AM
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 ...
Rethink Mississippi: These are the Countries with Lower Infant Mortality Rates than Mississippi
Hotty Toddy - 6/23/2015 5:56:58 PM
Nearly 10 out of every 1,000 children do not survive their first year of life, making Mississippi one of the riskiest places to be born in the developed world ... worse than in 75 countries. Black infant mortality rate: 76th By comparison, 6.6 of every ...
Report: DC's Infant Death Rate Highest Among Wealthy Countries' Capitals
News Max - 5/5/2015 6:40:46 PM
Washington, D.C., has the highest infant mortality rate in the world when compared to other capital cities in wealthy countries. In a shocking new annual report from Save The Children entitled, "State of the World's Mothers," Washington's infant mortality ...
Top 10 Countries by Infant Mortality Rate
Jagran Josh - 9/22/2011 11:58:53 AM
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.