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
Alabama's infant mortality rate among highest in the country
Dothan First - 8/11/2016 12:19:18 AM
... mortality and trying to curb it than any other country in the world," said Dr. Ted Williams of Southeast Pediatrics Associates. The state of Alabama ranks even worse. "Alabama's infant mortality rate in 2014 was 8.7," said Dr. Williams." If Alabama ...
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.
Health data: Why India's infant mortality figures may be set to rise
scroll.in - 8/22/2016 9:38:55 AM
India's infant mortality rate has been in decline over the last two decades ... will result in an increase in number of recorded neonatal deaths in the country. Credit: World Health Organisation “Our estimation is that stillbirths will be almost as ...
Studies show that the countries with the most vaccines have the worst infant death rate
healthimpactnews.com - 8/20/2016 11:53:07 PM
why does the most-vaccinated country in the world have such an abysmal infant mortality rate? The rate is so bad that the Centers for Disease Control decided to do its own study on why this could be – but didn’t come up with an answer, although they ...
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 ...
World Breastfeeding Week: Conflicts of interest in infant and young child feeding
PLOS BLOGS - 8/11/2016 7:50:16 AM
In the aftermath of World Breastfeeding ... increased risk of death, infectious disease, and chronic disease including asthma, obesity and type-2 diabetes. Infant and young child feeding matters for wealthy as well as poor countries. This year’s theme ...
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 infant mortality rates in both Finland and Austria are among the lowest rates in the world. In a paper entitled—”Why ... infant mortality numbers to the level of the Scandinavian countries. While the researchers found that “unmarried mothers ...
Countries With The Highest Infant Mortality Rates
worldatlas.com - 7/19/2016 11:55:17 PM
In Angola, the country with the highest infant mortality rate, 96 out of 1000 infants born are susceptible to die. An Angolan mother and her children receive healthcare treatment at a United States Agency for International Development (USAID) health clinic.
WHO Releases Alarming Stats Concerning US and Maternal Death Rate
naturalsociety.com - 8/23/2016 12:55:10 AM
Despite the United Nations Millennium Development Goal of reducing the rate of maternal death ... country to see an increase in maternal deaths between 1993 and 2013. And while 99% of deaths from childbirth and complications occur in third world ...
SHOCK STUDY: Countries with highest vaccination rates have highest infant mortality rates, too
naturalnews.com - 6/8/2016 11:53:48 PM
The U.S. vaccine schedule calls for 26 vaccine doses before age 1. The researchers collected infant mortality rates (IMRs) for the top 34 countries in the world. Four of the countries – Andorra, Liechtenstein, Monaco and San Marino – had so few infant ...
China’s neonatal mortality declines after decade of NRP
aappublications.org - 8/16/2016 2:25:12 PM
China NRP aims to reduce the infant mortality and disability rates caused by asphyxia by ensuring that at ... Lee, M.D., FAAP, NRP Steering Committee member. Now, 90% of the country’s labor and delivery facilities have one trained attendant at each ...
Our infant mortality rate is a national embarrassment
Washington Post - 9/28/2014 11:57:45 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 ...
US Infant Mortality Rate Declines but Still Exceeds Other Developed Countries
jama.jamanetwork.com - 2/2/2016 7:57:52 PM
The dismal contrast between the US infant mortality rate, which ranks 26th in the world (http://1.usa.gov/1mSE0pA), and that of other developed countries raises the question of how “public policies toward poverty, pregnancy, delivery, and the ...
Take Heart, Liberty Will Prevail
Heartland - 8/24/2016 3:05:49 PM
The world, therefore, is going to hell in a handbasket ... In no Western developed country in the early twenty-first century is the infant mortality rate above 7 percent out of every 1,000 live births. (In the U.S. the infant mortality rate is 6.5 percent.)