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
Some US counties, clustered in the deep south, Indian reservations ... “but it does not explain all of it. The US represents 31 percent of the population in these 34 industrialized countries and 38 percent of the annual live births, but it has 60 ...
REPORT: The U.S Has The Highest First-Day Infant Death Rate In The Industrialized World
Think Progress - 5/7/2013 5:26:25 PM
That figure includes about 11,300 U.S. babies — the highest first-day infant mortality rate of any other country in the industrialized world, according to a new report from Save the Children. In fact, the United States’ rate of first-day infant death ...
Infant Death Rate: U.S. Falls Behind 68 Countries, According To Save The Children
The Huffington Post - 5/8/2013 10:54:30 PM
The United States does not fare well in a new report looking at the percentage of babies that die the day they are born. In that report, the United States falls behind 68 other countries, including Mexico, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait, in terms of ...
Canada has second-highest rate of first-day infant deaths in industrialized world: report
Montreal Gazette - 5/7/2013 7:06:37 PM
"The fact that Canada does not seem able to break below the rate of five deaths per 1,000 live births, while 14 peer countries already have, suggests that further attention must be paid to better understanding international differences in infant mortality ...
Higher Child Marriage Rates Associated With Higher Maternal and Infant Mortality: Researchers
Med India - 5/16/2013 3:54:00 AM
Researchers in the current online issue of the journal Violence Against Women report that countries in which girls are commonly married before the age of 18 have significantly higher rates of maternal and infant mortality. The study, by Anita ...
Higher child marriage rates linked to high infant mortality
Times of India - 5/14/2013 2:11:59 PM
Countries in which girls are commonly married before the age of 18 have significantly higher rates of maternal and infant mortality, a new study by an Indian origin researcher and her team has found. The study, by Anita Raj, PhD, a professor in ...
America Has Highest Rate of First-Day Infant Mortality in Industrialized World
Opposing Views - 5/7/2013 11:02:51 PM
5,800 in EU member countries)," the report says. The lowest first-day mortality rates in the world were in Cyprus, Estonia, Iceland, Luxembourg, Singapore and Sweden. Only one baby per 2,000 died on the day of birth. Experts believe America has a high ...
Higher child marriage rates linked to higher maternal and infant mortality
Webindia 123 - 5/13/2013 6:30:53 PM
Countries in which girls are commonly married before the age of 18 have significantly higher rates of maternal and infant mortality, a new study by an Indian origin researcher and her team has found. The study, by Anita Raj, PhD, a professor in the ...
Infant death rate falls in Volusia
Daytona Beach News-Journal - 5/16/2013 11:56:36 PM
Data released this week by the Florida Department of Health revealed the infant death rate for Volusia County fell from 6.4 per 1,000 live births to 3.8 between 2011 and 2012. The rate was more than halved for black infants from 13.6 in 2011 to ...
Report says Canada has second-highest rate of first-day infant deaths in industrialized world
Hamilton Spectator - 5/8/2013 1:18:51 AM
TORONTO Babies born in Canada have a surprisingly high likelihood of dying on the day of their birth, a new study suggested Tuesday ... The report said Canada had the second-highest rate of first-day infant mortality in the industrialized world, with ...
Georgia Tackles Child Mortality
IWPR - 5/14/2013 4:49:28 PM
Despite a fall in the infant mortality rate in Georgia over the last decade, the country still scores poorly by the standards of other former Soviet states. Now the health ministry says that combating child mortality is a high priority, and that it is ...
Awareness, assistance help reduce Pasco infant mortality rate
St. Petersburg Times - 5/17/2013 11:48:15 PM
At 31 weeks along, her knit shirt stretched over her round belly and her purple shorts nearly disappeared beneath ... "Pasco County has a long way to go in terms of maintaining good health habits," said Carlin, the only OB/GYN in the Health ...
Child marriage increases risk for maternal and infant mortality, study reveals
News-Medical - 5/14/2013 4:53:39 AM
Countries in which girls are commonly married before the age of 18 have significantly higher rates of maternal and infant mortality, report researchers in the current online issue of the journal Violence Against Women. The study, by Anita Raj, PhD, a ...
U.S. Infant Deaths on the Decline
Medicine Net - 5/12/2013 4:20:14 AM
In 1995 the infant mortality rate was 7.57 deaths per 1,000 births, Mathews said. However, "a point that is just critical in the U.S. are the huge disparities that affect mortality in this country," he added. For example, race and ethnicity mattered.
'More Than A Count,' Infant Mortality Is Societal Struggle
NPR News - 5/13/2013 1:20:05 AM
MARTIN: But even as doctors and public health officials have seen some improvement, the U.S. still has a very high rate of infant mortality compared to other developed countries. The rate in Sweden, for example, is less than half of what it is ...