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
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 ...
What are the millennium development goals on child mortality and maternal health all about?
theguardian.com - 5/28/2015 2:10:07 PM
But while child mortality rates ha ve fallen, progress has been too slow. According to UN figures, it would take until 2028 to achieve MDG4 globally. Less than one-third of all countries have ... a decline of only 14%. The world is likely to fall far ...
Mortality Rate on the Rise, Health Minister Says
The Moscow Times - 5/28/2015 5:59:10 PM
Explaining that mortality rates are on the rise in a majority of Russian regions, the country's top health official pointed a finger at the World Health Organization during a meeting with President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday. Health Minister Veronika ...
Infant Mortality Rate Down But More Work Needed, Says Health Department
Memphis Flyer - 5/20/2015 11:59:25 PM
In 2005, when a series of Commercial Appeal articles was published, the infant mortality rate (IMR) for Shelby County was 14.9 deaths per 1,000 live births. The county was ranked third-highest in the country and ... Agency's 2014 World Fact Book data.
Experts puzzled by sudden rise in Russia’s mortality rate
RUSSIA BEYOND THE HEADLINES - 5/25/2015 11:53:29 PM
At the same time, infant mortality and mortality from ... Russia is currently at the level that developed countries passed 50 years ago,” he adds. According to the most recent World Health Organization statistics (from 2013), Russia currently has a ...
Taxes on goods and services 'linked with increased infant mortality'
Medical Xpress - 5/18/2015 10:47:13 AM
A new study published in The Lancet suggests that taxes on goods and services could potentially increase infant ... rate of infant mortality at around one death per 2,000 live births. The report's publication coincides with the convening of the World ...
Be Proud America! as we watch our babies die
Fabius Maximus - 5/29/2015 4:00:28 AM
From the January NBER Bulletin on Aging and Health story about this study: The U.S. infant mortality rate (IMR) compares unfavorably to that of other developed countries, ranking 51st in the world in 2013. In the U.S., there are nearly 7 infant deaths ...
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.
Nigeria: Family Medicine Can Guarantee Decreased Mortality Rate
AllAfrica - 5/28/2015 2:24:26 PM
stated that the importance of family medicine to actualising the country's target in delivering world standard healthcare to Nigerians cannot be overemphasized. He said the mortality rate in the country would improve if all primary health centres in the ...
Rockwood students aim to fight hunger in Third World countries
St. Louis Post-Dispatch - 5/19/2015 10:53:12 AM
Because of system struggles, countries like Kenya are considered Third World countries. In Kenya, the infant mortality rate is 41/1,000. Infant mortality rate is how many babies out of 1,000 are born healthy but die before they reach the age of 1.
Ohio religious leaders say budget cuts could worsen infant mortality rates
WKSU News - 5/26/2015 8:31:52 PM
Edgar says Ohio already has one of the highest infant mortality rates in the country. Ohio ranks 47th among the 50 states for overall infant mortality and 50th for African-American infant mortality.
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 ...
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 ...
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 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 ...