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
US surpasses other industrialized countries in infant death rate
World Socialist Web Site - 5/9/2013 3:36:40 PM
In both developing and industrialized countries, the first month of birth is the ... The US has by far the highest first-day death rate in the industrialized world. The report states, “An estimated 11,300 newborn babies die each year in the United ...
US Infant Mortality Rate Higher Than Other Wealthy Countries
The Huffington Post - 6/25/2012 4:03:02 PM
This comparison group consists of 14 countries: Australia, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Japan, Portugal, The Netherlands, South Korea ... As with other health metrics, America's relative performance is declining.
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
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
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.
Graph of the day: The United States has a really high infant mortality rate
Washington Post - 1/9/2013 10:52:28 PM
The big takeaway is similar to other research: While the United States spends more on health care ... "Although U.S. infant mortality declined by 20 percent between 1990 and 2010," the report notes, "other high-income countries experienced ...
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 ...
Top 10 countries with most improved child mortality rates
The Christian Science Monitor - 5/23/2010 11:59:37 PM
Children are living longer, according to a new study that shows global child mortality rates have dropped 35 percent over the past two decades. An estimated 11.9 million children under age 5 died in 1990, compared with 7.7 million infant deaths ...
Myanmar continues to face high infant mortality rates
ihs.com - 11/18/2013 8:37:29 PM
Mortality rates for children under five and infants have remained higher in Myanmar than in other Southeast Asian nations, which is indicative of failings in the country's healthcare system. Myanmar is continuing to experience high rates of infant and ...
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 ...
U.S. infant mortality rate higher than developed world’s
Salon - 1/9/2013 11:13:56 PM
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 researchers aren’t sure why, exactly.
America's Infant Mortality Crisis: background reading
america.aljazeera.com - 9/18/2013 11:58:41 PM
Friday, September 20th, at 9:30p EST, our new Fault Lines episode "America's Infant Mortality Crisis" airs on Al Jazeera America. In this episode, Fault Lines' correspondent, Sebastian Walker, travels to Cleveland, Ohio—America’s infant mortality ...
Cuba with the Lowest Infant Mortality Rate in its History
Radio Cadena Agramonte - 12/4/2013 1:59:07 PM
Havana, Cuba, Dec 4.- Cuba celebrated Latin American Medicine Day on Tuesday as the country has the lowest infant mortality rate in its history, according to Health Minister Roberto Morales. In statements to local television, Doctor Morales said that the ...
Bulgaria has highest death rate in EU – official
sofiaglobe.com - 12/4/2013 2:20:36 PM
Bulgaria has the highest mortality rate in the European Union, with infant mortality double the rate of the rest of the EU. This is according to an annual report on the state of health of Bulgarian citizens, adopted by the cabinet on December 4 ...