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
Rethink Mississippi: These are the Countries with Lower Infant Mortality Rates than Mississippi
Hotty Toddy - 6/23/2015 5:56:58 PM
The 34 member-states of the organization of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) — a collection of the world’s wealthiest countries ... Mississippi — worse than in 75 countries. Black infant mortality rate: 76th By comparison, 6.6 of ...
UNICEF warns of high infant mortality rates despite world progress
eleconomistaamerica.com - 6/23/2015 2:22:13 PM
Southeast Asia showed most reduction in infant mortality rates (75 percent) while Latin America and the Caribbean region was above average, with a 55 percent decline when compared to 1990. "The MDGs helped the world ... Nations member countries, to be ...
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.
The Newsroom’ Rebuttal: America Is Not The Greatest Country In The World?
WesternJournalism - 7/2/2015 2:15:43 AM
It’s Jeff Daniels’ rant on The Newsroom in which he makes the case that America is not the greatest country in the world ... Firstly a couple of things: the infant mortality rate is a long debunked myth, and the fact that Jeff Daniels’ character ...
UNICEF Warns of High Infant Mortality Rates Despite World Progress
Latin American Herald Tribune - 6/23/2015 4:31:04 PM
Southeast Asia showed most reduction in infant mortality rates (75 percent) while Latin America and the Caribbean region was above average, with a 55 percent decline when compared to 1990. “The MDGs helped the world realize tremendous progress for ...
Bangladesh-based poverty group founder wins World Food Prize
Times Union - 7/1/2015 6:51:55 PM
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A man who created a nonprofit organization credited with helping more than 150 million people out of poverty was named the winner of the 2015 World Food Prize ... high child and infant mortality rates by providing social services ...
INFANT MORTALITY TASK FORCE OR SOME ACTION
The Cleveland Leader - 7/2/2015 7:47:59 PM
Kelley expressed concern and even embarrassment that Cleveland rates so badly with infant mortality. Third World badly. Kelley said, prompted by Allard, that he envisioned a task force. That’s like saying we’ll do something 10 years from now or we’ll ...
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 ...
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 ...
Investment in child health in world's poorest countries saves 34m lives
theguardian.com - 7/2/2015 11:37:03 PM
The scorecard has been put together by the world’s leading global health ... Many but not all countries have achieved this target. From 2000 to 2014, the child death rate dropped by 28% in low-income nations. Murray and Chambers are looking to the ...
U.S. infant mortality rate higher than developed world’s
Salon - 1/9/2013 11:18:07 AM
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. As to what explains the high ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...