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
The 10 healthiest countries in the world
Market Watch - 4/23/2015 5:54:45 AM
Infant mortality rate (per 1,000 live births): 2.1 (3rd lowest) Health expenditure per capita: $4,752 (11th highest) Unemployment rate: 4% (32nd lowest) With 127 million people, Japan is the most populous of the 10 healthiest countries in the world.
Fighting malaria and maternal mortality, in the Democratic Republic of Congo
UNICEF - 4/21/2015 11:58:01 PM
maternal mortality rates are among the highest in sub-Saharan Africa, where in 2013 an estimated 1 in 38 women died during pregnancy or childbirth, compared to 1 in 3,700 in the developed world. In a country as vast as the DRC, it takes persistence and ...
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.
EXCLUSIVE: Bill de Blasio aims to lower city’s premature mortality rate by 25%
New York Daily News - 4/22/2015 2:28:21 AM
For example, the city’s infant mortality rate is 4.6 for every 1,000 live births, one of the best in the country. But city statistics from 2013 show that in Jamaica and St. Albans, Queens, that figure climbs to to 9.0 deaths for every 1,000 live births ...
U.S. infant mortality rate worse than other countries
CBS News - 9/24/2014 6:04:35 PM
The report compares infant mortality rates in the United States to those of European countries plus Australia, Israel, Japan, Korea and New Zealand in 2010, the most recent year for which data is available. In the United States, 6.1 infants die per every ...
UK Has 4th Highest Child Mortality And Lowest Funded Health Care In The Western World
Science 2.0 - 4/21/2015 3:29:47 PM
Through data analysis, a research team from Bournemouth University was able to compare the UK to other Western countries and found that the UK has the fourth highest child mortality rate, the third worst relative poverty and lowest funded health care.
U.S. Infant Mortality Rate Worse Than in 40 Other Countries
International Business Times - 8/31/2011 1:36:34 PM
Researchers at the World Health Organization ... but because it curtailed infant mortality rates by 26 percent, or less than the average drop, the United States now lags behind 40 other countries including Lithuania, Israel and Cuba. American newborns ...
Why Do Babies in America Die More Often Than Babies in Other Rich Countries?
Bloomberg - 10/1/2014 3:54:36 PM
A tragedy for any family, infant deaths also reflect the overall health of a country—infant mortality rates are influenced by the levels of prenatal care, the quality of medical facilities where deliveries take place, and care for infants in the first ...
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 ...
When women are thriving, the world will prosper too
Gulf News - 4/25/2015 4:36:37 PM
The contributions and dynamic engagement of Japanese women around the world provide ample proof of this concept. In Cambodia, the midwifery skills taught by Japanese women have helped to halve the country’s infant mortality rate. In Panama, Japanese ...
US Ranks Behind 25 Other Countries in Infant Mortality
Live Science - 9/24/2014 2:34:01 AM
The U.S. infant mortality rate is more than double that of some other developed countries, according to a new report. An important contributor to this disparity is the relatively high rate of death among babies born at full term in the United States ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
U.S. infant mortality rates higher than other countries
ON YOUR SIDE - 9/25/2014 11:39:50 PM
The report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this week says the United States has a higher infant mortality rate than 25 other countries. The higher rate is driven by a greater proportion of premature births and deaths of full-term ...