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, 2014See also: Infant mortality rate map
To Reduce Infant Mortality, U.S. Cities Adopt the Finland Way
Governing - 11/30/2016 11:58:01 AM
Despite being a first-world country, the United States has a worse infant mortality rate than some second- and third-world countries. In fact, it has one of the highest rates of babies dying before their first birthday of any developed nation. In Detroit ...
Fidel Castro’s Cuban Legacy: True Democracy Of Good Health Care, Low Infant Mortality, High Literacy & Ecosocialism
Counter Currents - 12/1/2016 5:08:48 AM
The UN Population Division provides detailed demographic data for essentially every country in the world since 1950 i.e. data on population, death rate, birth rate, population breakdown, under-5 infant mortality rate . For “good outcome”, low ...
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.
Infant Mortality Rose 1.3% Last Year
Mother Jones - 12/8/2016 11:41:22 AM
And this, in particular, is disturbing: Infant mortality in the US is already far higher than it is in the rest of the developed world. It's under ... The only OECD countries with higher infant mortality rates have per-capita incomes less than half ours.
How Midwifery Scheme that Reduced Infant, Maternal Mortality was Jettisoned
This Day Live - 12/8/2016 1:40:04 AM
The World ... mortality was in an all-time high across the country. For instance, in Kano State, hospital-based maternal mortality was between 3000 and 4000 per 100,000 live births, while in Lagos State, where everyone would think the mortality rate ...
Eight weird and wonderful birthing traditions from around the world and how they compare to Ireland
Irish Independent - 12/7/2016 2:24:13 AM
Women may have given birth since the dawn of time, but while biology is the same the world over, birth customs can vary hugely from country to country ... achieve one of the world's lowest infant mortality rates. Throughout the decades, the contents ...
Higher cesarean delivery rates are associated with higher infant mortality rates in industrialized countries.
Medscape News - 11/26/2016 11:58:35 PM
World Bank, and individual countries were analyzed in this study. We examined the correlation between cesarean delivery rate and infant mortality rate with Pearson correlation coefficient analysis, and examined the independent effect of cesarean delivery ...
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 ...
PNG to effectively ban home births in bid to reduce high maternal, infant mortality rates
ABC Online - 11/29/2016 2:29:32 PM
Papua New Guinea's Prime Minister is proposing drastic measures to reduce the country's shockingly high maternal and infant mortality rates. 1,500 women die in ... Audio: Listen to Eric Tlozek's story (The World Today) "If we've got the money, let's ...
Countries With The Highest Infant Mortality Rates
worldatlas.com - 7/19/2016 11:55:17 PM
In Angola, the country with the highest infant mortality rate, 96 out of 1000 infants born are susceptible to die. An Angolan mother and her children receive healthcare treatment at a United States Agency for International Development (USAID) health clinic.
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 infant mortality rates in both Finland and Austria are among the lowest rates in the world. In a paper entitled—”Why ... infant mortality numbers to the level of the Scandinavian countries. While the researchers found that “unmarried mothers ...
Three of Cuba's Major Medical Achievements
WBAL 1090AM - 11/30/2016 2:18:12 AM
(HAVANA) -- Despite being an island largely cut off from much of the world due to a decades-long embargo ... of pregnant women by the end of their first trimester with rates of infant mortality less than 5 per 1000 births; and chronic disease control ...
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 ...
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. What’s more troubling is that ...