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
Maternal, infant mortality rates drop in nine states
Live Mint & Wall Street Journal - 3/5/2014 6:30:35 PM
While 246 districts recorded lower infant mortality rate in 2012-13 from 2011-12, 22 districts recorded an increase in infant mortality and 16 districts showed no change. Photo: Priyanka Parashar/Mint New Delhi: Maternal and infant mortality have dropped ...
Capital has highest infant mortality rate among metros
Times of India - 3/1/2014 11:57:27 PM
The report, titled 'Ending Newborn Deaths, Ensuring Every Baby Survives', was released by Save the Children on Tuesday and states that Delhi's infant mortality rate ... An improving access to healthcare services in India has more than halved ...
Ohio’s infant mortality rate looks bleak
Times Reporter - 3/5/2014 6:56:14 AM
That disheartening data, culled from the Central Intelligence Agency’s World Factbook, paints a bleak picture of the crisis of infant mortality in Ohio, particularly among African Americans. Even more disturbing is that Ohio’s rate ranks ...
Maternal and child mortality rate remains high in Balochistan
Dawn - 3/5/2014 3:10:09 PM
QUETTA: Maternal and child mortality rate remained high in Balochistan as compared to other provinces of the country. This was revealed by ... said Provincial Health Minister Rehmat Baloch. World Food Program in collaboration with provincial ...
Experts: Cuba Contrives Its Healthcare Statistics
News Max - 3/6/2014 10:22:38 AM
Cuba is inflating its healthcare statistics, and the country's real situation is nothing like the rosy picture Democratic Sen. Tom Harkin painted earlier this year, say medical experts and Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio. Harkin visited the ...
High infant mortality
x.dawn.com - 3/3/2014 2:12:17 AM
IT is unfortunate that 200,000 newly-born die every year in Pakistan. This is the highest rate of infant mortality found in any part of the world. Many factors can be enlisted which are behind these deaths. Poverty, lack of access to quality ...
At 8.6%, Pakistan is among countries with highest infant mortality: UNICEF report
tribune.com.pk - 1/30/2014 9:12:36 PM
UNICEF released The State of the World’s Children 2014 report on Thursday, ranking Pakistan at 26 in its list of countries with the highest infant mortality rates in the world. The year 2014 is the 25th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of ...
US Infant Mortality Rate Higher Than Other Wealthy Countries
The Huffington Post - 6/25/2012 4:03:02 PM
The United States has the highest rate of infant mortality of any of these comparison countries while Japan, the competitor with the longest life expectancy ... As with other health metrics, America's relative performance is declining.
Infant mortality in Cuba hits new low
peoplesworld.org - 1/30/2014 11:57:15 PM
However, in Cuba they have dropped farther and faster than in other poorer countries. Cuba does not have the lowest infant mortality rate in the world. That distinction belongs to countries which are both wealthy and have highly developed infrastructures ...
Infant mortality rate in Detroit rivals areas of Third World
The Detroit News - 1/30/2014 6:10:39 AM
Eighty percent of new Detroit mothers are unmarried, compared with 42 percent of all Michigan ... have a greater risk of dying before the age of one, or having other complications such as cerebral palsy, (or) having respiratory difficulties. So a baby ...
Infant mortality rate India's enduring shame
Deccan Herald - 2/26/2014 11:53:51 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 ...
Pakistan Has Highest Infant Mortality in the World, Says Report
newsweekpakistan.com - 2/26/2014 6:00:07 AM
Pakistan has the highest rate of infant mortality in the world ... Save the Children, which operates in more than 120 countries, called on world leaders, philanthropists and the private sector to commit to ending preventable newborn deaths.
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 through some of 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 have a uniform ranking. Like
Efforts to curb infant mortality deemed inadequate
DAWN Group - 2/26/2014 2:03:53 AM
Pakistan is also ranked among the countries with the highest stillbirth rate due ... in Balochistan so donors should start projects in the province because infant mortality rate (IMR) is 272 per 100,000 all over Pakistan but in Balochistan it is 775, ...