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
Local Leaders Collaborate to Combat Infant Mortality
Cincinnati CityBeat - 6/13/2013 8:38:45 PM
Some parts of Cincinnati suffer from higher infant mortality rates than third-world countries. In the city as a whole, infants die at rates more than twice the national average. We’ve been asking, “Why?” for a long time; this mysterious plague wiping ...
Group targets infant mortality
Cincinnati.com - 6/14/2013 7:44:28 AM
For a city and county containing a wealth of world-class medical care and well-heeled social service agencies, Cincinnati and Hamilton County’s infant mortality rates remain stubbornly high, well above the national average. On Thursday ...
Access to Health Care among Thailand's Poor Reduces Infant Mortality
Reuters - 6/6/2013 5:48:06 PM
Before the 30 Baht Program, poor provinces had higher infant mortality rates, but after the program was implemented ... fact that the most common causes of infant mortality in the world are from treatable diseases, such as dehydration associated ...
Romania has the highest infant mortality rate in the European Union
balkans.com - 6/13/2013 7:02:42 AM
According to doctors, one third of these deaths may be prevented through the development of mother and infant support programmes ... from across the country have become involved in this campaign to reduce child death rates. At the end of the programme ...
Shared energy, resources can help curb black infant deaths
orlandosentinel.com - 6/11/2013 4:52:03 PM
it is astonishing that the three-year black infant mortality rate has been almost twice that of white babies in Orange County and similar to that of developing countries, such as the Dominican Republic and Libya. We have to continue to spread ...
Local Health Officials Combat High Infant Mortality Rate
newsplex.com - 6/7/2013 2:59:17 AM
"And infant mortality is just one of those things." The United States average is 5.9 infant deaths per 1,000, which is among the highest rates of industrialized countries in the world. In Virginia, the rate is 7.1 infant deaths per 1,000, but there is more ...
Decreasing Infant Mortality In Memphis
WREG - 6/14/2013 3:44:05 PM
Because historically, we’ve had one of the highest infant mortality rates in the country! Here to talk about that, as well as a special Father’s Day project is Tammie Ritchey with the Med Foundation and Dr. Dhanireddy, who works with the Med’s most ...
In Russia Maternal Mortality Falls by Over Half
Med India - 6/14/2013 4:48:30 PM
Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said that maternal mortality rate in Russia ... women across the world die every day from preventable causes related to pregnancy and childbirth, with 99 per cent of the deaths occurring in developing countries.
Mexico finds breast-feeding woes as rate drops
Pioneer Press - 6/16/2013 4:57:28 AM
That leaves Mexico with nearly the lowest level of breast-feeding in Latin America. Experts call it a public health crisis for a country where millions still live in extreme poverty, dirty water threatens the health of many families and education is poor.
Infant mortality rate India's enduring shame
Deccan Herald - 6/13/2013 11:59:11 PM
The economic boom being experienced by India masks a shameful failure to control a shocking rate ... infant deaths among the country’s poorest. Over 400,000 newborns die within the first 24 hours of their birth every year, the highest anywhere in the ...
A Better World For Kids
christianitytoday - 6/16/2013 11:55:38 PM
Three of the eight goals directly connect to the welfare of children: eradicating extreme poverty and hunger, achieving universal primary education, and reducing child-mortality rates by two-thirds. UN member states adopted the goals in 2000 and set a ...
United Nations: World population could hit 11 billion by 2100
natmonitor.com - 6/16/2013 5:26:06 AM
Specifically, India is predicted to become the world’s most populous country. In 2028 ... Moreover, there has been a decrease in infant and child mortality, also contributing to the population increase. Population increases bring a number ...
Health gap between countries narrowing - WHO statistics
ghananewsagency.org - 6/16/2013 1:32:51 PM
This year, the World Health Statistics compares progress made by countries with ... have increased risk of stroke and are 10 times more likely to need a lower limb amputation than people who do not have diabetes. “Many low- and middle-income countries ...
Maternal mortality falls by over half in Russia
IN.com - 6/11/2013 1:57:16 AM
Moscow, June 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Maternal mortality rate in Russia ... 800 women across the world die every day from preventable causes related to pregnancy and childbirth, with 99 per cent of the deaths occurring in developing countries.--
Simple test could offer key to improving South Carolina’s high infant mortality rate
The Post and Courier - 5/21/2013 11:26:12 AM
The crux of the problem is improving South Carolina’s infant mortality rate. Babies are dying before their first ... “We’ve got worse birth outcomes than some developing countries.” Save the Children Federation issued a national report this month ...