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
What Works: How Syracuse cut infant mortality in half
Syracuse Post-Standard - 3/9/2014 1:58:00 AM
Syracuse, N.Y. - About 18 of every 1,000 babies in Syracuse died before their first birthday in the mid-1980s, giving the city one of the nation's highest infant mortality rates. The death toll was particularly high among black babies -- 30 of every 1,000 ...
Concern on high rate of maternal, infant mortality
The News International - 3/10/2014 1:28:11 AM
Adviser to Chief Minister on Health, Khawaja Salman Raffique, has said high rate of maternal, neonatal and infant mortality in Pakistan is a matter ... to improve healthcare delivery system in the country. Addressing the closing ceremony of 3-day ...
Capital has highest infant mortality rate among metros
Times of India - 3/1/2014 11:57:27 PM
NEW DELHI: A survey of four metropolitan cities has found that Delhi has the highest infant mortality rate. The report ... and highest in Madhya Pradesh and Odisha (39). The country's average is 29. The report states that community health ...
Maternal, infant mortality rates drop in nine states
Live Mint - 3/5/2014 6:30:35 PM
While 246 districts recorded lower infant mortality rate in 2012-13 from 2011-12 ... mortality have dropped significantly in nine states that account for half the country’s population, according to the latest Annual Health Survey data released on ...
Six Ways America Is Worse Than A Third-World Country
The Business Insider - 3/9/2014 10:11:55 AM
The International Center for Prison Studies estimates that America imprisons ... U.S., but some cities like New Orleans and Detroit rival the most violent Latin American countries, where gun violence is highest in the world.
Mapping Milwaukee's infant mortality crisis
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - 3/9/2014 2:36:47 PM
1 These numbers are preliminary. The Milwaukee Health Department will not validate and reconcile 2012 numbers until Spring 2013. The Journal Sentinel is mapping deaths reported to the county medical examiner. However, not all infant deaths must be reported ...
Ohio’s infant mortality rate looks bleak
Times Reporter - 3/5/2014 6:56:14 AM
That disheartening data, culled from the Central Intelligence Agency’s World Factbook, paints a bleak picture of the crisis of infant mortality in Ohio, particularly among African Americans. Even more disturbing is that Ohio’s rate ranks ...
The U.S. ranks 50th in maternal mortality globally
Digital Journal - 3/9/2014 11:33:39 PM
The figures come from a World Bank study. What is even worse is that while mortality rates in other industrialised nations ... actually spends more on maternal health care than any other country! There is no simple explanation as to why the U.S. has ...
Maternal and child mortality rate remains high in Balochistan
Dawn - 3/5/2014 3:10:09 PM
QUETTA: Maternal and child mortality rate remained high in Balochistan as compared to other provinces of the country. This was revealed by ... said Provincial Health Minister Rehmat Baloch. World Food Program in collaboration with provincial ...
At 8.6%, Pakistan is among countries with highest infant mortality: UNICEF report
tribune.com.pk - 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 ...
US Infant Mortality Rate Higher Than Other Wealthy Countries
The Huffington Post - 6/25/2012 4:03:02 PM
In each of those areas, the countries that are performing the best are ... In 1960, the United States had the twelfth lowest infant mortality rate in the world. By 1990, we had dropped to twenty-third, and we sank to thirty-fourth in 2008.
Infant mortality rate in Detroit rivals areas of Third World
The Detroit News - 1/30/2014 11:32:47 AM
But like so many babies born in Detroit, little Brandon has faced more than his share ... In 2011 alone, 130 of the 208 Detroit children who died that year had not yet marked their first birthday. “It’s infuriating, because we know we can change ...
Infant mortality in Cuba hits new low
peoplesworld.org - 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 ...
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 ...
Infant mortality rate India's enduring shame
Deccan Herald - 3/8/2014 11:56:19 PM
The economic boom being experienced by India masks a shameful failure to control a shocking rate ... infant deaths among the country’s poorest. Over 400,000 newborns die within the first 24 hours of their birth every year, the highest anywhere in the ...