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
Cradle Cincinnati aims to spread knowledge, cut infant mortality rate in Hamilton County
WCPO - 9/19/2014 11:43:58 AM
Should it scare you that recent statistics show the county has one of the highest ... a CDC report released in August ranked Ohio as the fifth worst in the country for infant mortality in 2011, and the worst state for African American infant deaths.
Health officials target infant mortality among minorities
Orlando Sentinel - 9/17/2014 11:56:29 PM
"The problem is approaching epidemic proportions. It's actually higher than the infant mortality rate in some developing countries."
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.
Child mortality rates down, but world lags in meeting goal
StarPhoenix - 9/16/2014 4:26:42 PM
And while death rates have been cut in half since 1990, the world still is short of meeting a goal of a two-thirds decrease in child mortality by next year, the report by the United Nations Children's Fund said. "We're building momentum in many countries ...
Child mortality rate falling, but 17,000 a day still die
The Chronicle Herald - 9/16/2014 12:37:38 PM
WASHINGTON — More of the world’s children are surviving to ... It found that eight of the 60 countries with particularly high child mortality had lowered their rates by more than two-thirds since 1990: Malawi, Bangladesh, Liberia, Tanzania, Ethiopia ...
Republicans push Indiana toward Third World status
Democrat and Chronicle - 9/17/2014 11:56:29 PM
Republicans push Indiana toward Third World status Press releases tout a surplus while sick and disabled Hoosiers go without health care, our infant mortality rate is among the worst in the country, and many public schools have been forced to cut back on ...
Bill Gates lauds India's Action plan to reduce newborn mortality rate by 2030
videos.oneindia.in - 9/19/2014 5:53:13 AM
New Delhi, Sep 19 (ANI): Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates praised India for the pioneering work in polio eradication and said the country's plan to achieve its target of reducing the newborn mortality rate to single ... also. The World Health Organisation ...
What Milwaukee can learn from poor countries on infant mortality
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - 9/16/2014 4:59:30 AM
Expansive new research in some of the poorest countries of the world has uncovered specific interventions and advances that are helping them reduce maternal and child mortality. Milwaukee's infant mortality rate is worse than that in some Third World ...
Cut premature deaths globally by 40% by 2030, experts suggest
CBC - 9/19/2014 7:36:25 PM
professor of medical statistics at the University of Oxford, UK, and his co-authors said in Friday’s issue of The Lancet. Maternal and child health projects get $82M from Canada Early infant mortality in Canada called 2nd worst in developed world Two ...
Ohio's infant mortality rate among highest in nation
The Morning Journal - 9/15/2014 3:23:28 PM
“Ohio had the highest infant mortality rates in the country,” said the Rev. Tim Williams, president of the Lorain City School Board. “Ohio isn’t first at anything. What we’ve found is it does correlate to educational disparity and economic disparity.
Govt launches Indian Newborn Action Plan to reduce infant deaths
Zee News - 9/19/2014 12:55:33 PM
New Delhi: The government on Thursday launched the Indian Newborn Action Plan (INAP) to reduce infant mortality rate in the country. The new plan unveiled by Health Minister Harsh Vardhan aimed at bringing down the number of newborn deaths from present 29 ...
Expert says infant mortality rate near University Circle exceeds that of some Third World countries
Politi Fact - 4/3/2013 11:57:29 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 ...
U.S. Infant Mortality Rate Worse Than in 40 Other Countries
International Business Times - 8/31/2011 11:09:13 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 ...