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
US surpasses other industrialized countries in infant death rate
World Socialist Web Site - 5/9/2013 3:36:40 PM
In both developing and industrialized countries, the first month of birth is the ... The US has by far the highest first-day death rate in the industrialized world. The report states, “An estimated 11,300 newborn babies die each year in the United ...
US Infant Mortality Rate Higher Than Other Wealthy Countries
The Huffington Post - 6/25/2012 4:03:02 PM
This comparison group consists of 14 countries: Australia, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Japan, Portugal, The Netherlands, South Korea ... As with other health metrics, America's relative performance is declining.
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 ...
UNICEF Infant Mortality Report 2012 Ranks Countries With Highest And Lowest Infant Mortality Rates (PHOTOS)
The Huffington Post - 9/14/2012 5:33:06 PM
(SCROLL DOWN FOR PHOTOS) "The economically poorest regions, least developed countries ... the world's best and worst countries for infants below. Note: Of the 12 countries that have the lowest rates of infant mortality, numbers 12 to 2, all ...
GCC infant mortality rate lowest in Arab world
Gulf News - 12/27/2002 11:59:32 PM
GCC countries have the unique distinction of registering the lowest infant mortality rate in the Arab world and the highest life expectancy rate averaging 74.38 years, with women outliving men by a mean average ratio of 4.5 years, according to a recent ...
U.S. Infant Mortality Rate Fell Steadily From ’05 to ’11
New York Times - 4/19/2013 4:54:40 AM
WASHINGTON — The nation’s infant mortality rate ... said that it was difficult to pinpoint reasons for the 20 percent drop in her state’s infant mortality rate from 2005 to 2010, but that better education about preventing SIDS was probably ...
America Has Highest Rate of First-Day Infant Mortality in Industrialized World
Opposing Views - 5/7/2013 11:02:51 PM
The lowest first-day mortality rates in the world were in Cyprus ... during their teen years (continuing the cycle of teen pregnancy)." Lowering infant deaths in the country could involve investing in education, healthcare and sexual health awareness ...
Myanmar continues to face high infant mortality rates
ihs.com - 11/18/2013 8:37:29 PM
This places Myanmar among the nations with the highest infant death rates in the world. High mortality rates have been driven ... A number of challenges in the country's healthcare system have also been identified as contributing to the high mortality ...
Top 10 countries with most improved child mortality rates
The Christian Science Monitor - 5/23/2010 11:59:37 PM
But where the rest of the world is seeing fast improvements ... deaths per 1,000 children in 2009. Over 120 other countries saw steeper gains and the US still has a higher infant mortality rate than most of Europe, including Estonia and Croatia.
Graph of the day: The United States has a really high infant mortality rate
Washington Post - 1/9/2013 10:52:28 PM
The big takeaway is similar to other research: While the United States spends more on health care ... "Although U.S. infant mortality declined by 20 percent between 1990 and 2010," the report notes, "other high-income countries experienced ...
U.S. infant mortality rate higher than developed world’s
Salon - 1/9/2013 11:13:56 PM
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 researchers aren’t sure why, exactly.
Infant Mortality Rates Are Higher in Countries with Less Economic Freedom
heritage.org - 9/12/2013 5:46:24 PM
Sources: United Nations, 2013 Human Development Report, Statistical Annex, http://hdr.undp.org/en/media/HDR2013_EN_ Statistics.pdf (accessed May 2, 2013), and Terry Miller, Kim R. Holmes, and Edwin J. Feulner, 2012 Index of Economic Freedom (Washington, D ...
America's Infant Mortality Crisis: background reading
america.aljazeera.com - 9/18/2013 11:58:41 PM
Friday, September 20th, at 9:30p EST, our new Fault Lines episode "America's Infant Mortality Crisis" airs on Al Jazeera America. In this episode, Fault Lines' correspondent, Sebastian Walker, travels to Cleveland, Ohio—America’s infant mortality ...
Global infant mortality rates slashed
Sydney Morning Herald - 9/13/2012 5:59:56 AM
UNICEF's annual estimate of child mortality ... with very high rates were plagued by civil conflict. “War and conflict is bad on all sorts of fronts but it's really bad for children,” he said. “It's causing high mortality rates for under-fives ...
Financial Times Gets it Wrong on US Infant Mortality Rates
FOXBusiness - 4/13/2011 3:11:01 PM
Other statistical quirks give the U.S. an unjustifiably poor showing in this ranking compared to other countries. Start with the definition of the infant mortality rate. The World Health Organization [WHO] defines a country's infant mortality rate as ...