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
Infant Mortality Rates Fall 15 Percent in U.S.
NBC News - 3/21/2017 11:55:13 AM
The infant mortality rate has fallen by 15 percent in the past 10 years ... "Infant mortality is considered a basic measure of public health for countries around the world," wrote Anne Driscoll and T.J. Mathews of the NCHS, part of the Centers for Disease ...
Despite Oklahoma infant mortality drop, rate remains fourth highest in nation
Oklahoma News - 3/22/2017 11:54:02 AM
the state had the fourth highest infant mortality rate in the country from 2012 to 2014. Infant mortality is considered a basic measure of public health for countries around the world, the CDC report notes. Overall, Oklahoma ranks No. 46 in the U.S. for ...
US infant mortality rate declines, but disparities remain
The Christian Science Monitor - 3/21/2017 11:58:13 PM
The infant mortality rate dropped 15 percent over the past decade ... which spends more on health care than any country in the world, has a child mortality rate that is more than three times as high as Singapore and a newborn mortality rate that is ...
Population and Infant Mortality Between Wealthy and Poor Countries
Visual News - 3/27/2017 8:23:30 PM
He believes that there is a link between infant mortality rates and economic growth. Using data from the World Bank, let’s compare countries with the highest average income to those with the lowest. This is a comparison of an individual’s average ...
Scientists stunned by new discovery about infant death
babwnews.com - 3/22/2017 11:25:24 AM
That’s extremely good news because the U.S. has a relativelyl high infant mortality rate for a first world country, with a U.S. baby more than twice as likely to die in its first year than a baby in countries such as Norway, Japan and the Czech Republic.
Infant mortality rate declines in Oklahoma — but more slowly than in other states
Tulsa World - 3/22/2017 5:20:20 AM
OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma’s infant mortality rate has dropped in recent years, although the state saw one of the smallest declines in the country, according to a report released Tuesday by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
UP’s Infant Mortality Rate Worse Than African Strife-Torn Countries And Slightly Better Than Afghanistan
thelogicalindian.com - 3/20/2017 5:15:33 AM
Despite an improvement in the state’s Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) over the last decade – 73 deaths per 1,000 live births to 64, UP is trailing behind other states and countries in the world – worse than strife-torn African nations and only slightly ...
CDC: Infant mortality rate reaches new low mark
pulseheadlines.com - 3/22/2017 1:02:38 AM
The infant mortality rates in the United States presented a significant ... there is a significant difference between the United States’ numbers and those of other peer countries in the world. There are more chances for a baby that is born in Europe ...
Rates of infant mortality,maternal mortality reducing fast: Govt
India - 3/21/2017 2:47:01 PM
New Delhi, Mar 21 (PTI) The infant mortality rate and the maternal mortality rates in the country are fast declining which is faster ... We are faster than the rest of the world. Yes, the size of the population is one of the reasons…the decline has ...
Infant mortality rate down by 15 percent in US
TOLEDO NEWS NOW - 3/21/2017 5:03:02 PM
(CNN) - Infant ... mortality rates among black women is still more than double that of non-Hispanic white women. Infant deaths in the U.S. have dropped more than 70 percent since 1962, but it still has one of the highest rates among developed countries.
Rural women lead fight against infant mortality in DR Congo
Yahoo News - 3/23/2017 10:34:07 AM
It is a rare success in a country which has one of the highest infant mortality rates in the world, with 104 deaths per 1,000 live births, according to the Congolese Demographic Health Survey. Five years ago it was 146 deaths per 1,000 live births.
INFANT MORTALITY: Pregnant smokers a major local health concern
NW Florida Daily News - 3/25/2017 11:57:38 AM
There is no evidence that the high number of pregnant smokers in the region has led to infant mortality rates that in some locations Chapman compares to those of third world countries, but Okaloosa County numbers present a disturbing correlation.
Opinion: U.S. must take action to lower maternal mortality rate
lsunow.com - 3/28/2017 11:54:05 AM
For Texas, the state with the worst rate in the developed world ... their rising maternal mortality rate, California took action in 2006 by forming the California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative, dedicated to maternal and infant health.
Infant mortality rates fall 15 percent in the U.S.
Philadelphia Daily News - 3/21/2017 8:01:59 PM
... disadvantaged mothers in the U.S. have higher infant mortality rates than wealthier ones. “Infant mortality is considered a basic measure of public health for countries around the world,” wrote the CDC team, led by researcher T.J. Mathews.