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
Kansas infant mortality rate higher than nation
San Francisco Gate - 12/9/2013 2:50:27 PM
Although the state of Kansas had record-low infant death rates in 2011 ... "We consider every infant death a sentinel event and something to pay attention to," said Greg Crawford, Kansas Department of Health and Environment's director of vital statistics ...
US surpasses other industrialized countries in infant death rate
World Socialist Web Site - 5/9/2013 3:36:40 PM
The high US infant death rate compared to other developed countries is a focus of the report. “The large US population size explains ... The Save the Children analysis does not account for the huge increase in the number of Caesarean sections performed ...
US Infant Mortality Rate Higher Than Other Wealthy Countries
The Huffington Post - 6/25/2012 4:03:02 PM
In each of those areas, the countries that are performing the best are ... In 1960, the United States had the twelfth lowest infant mortality rate in the world. By 1990, we had dropped to twenty-third, and we sank to thirty-fourth in 2008.
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
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
Freedman, executive director of the North Carolina Healthy Start Foundation, a nonprofit group focused on reducing infant death ... that babies don’t get lost in the politics,” she said. “Numbers can bump up and down, and there are still ...
Infant Mortality Rates Are Higher in Countries with Less Economic Freedom
heritage.org - 9/12/2013 5:46:24 PM
The Heritage Foundation is the nation’s most broadly supported public policy research institute, with hundreds of thousands of individual, foundation and corporate donors. Heritage, founded in February 1973, has a staff of 275 and an annual expense ...
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.
America Has Highest Rate of First-Day Infant Mortality in Industrialized World
Opposing Views - 5/7/2013 11:02:51 PM
This is the highest first-day death rate out of all industrialized ... 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 infant ...
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, patient outcomes lag behind peer nations. That's especially true, it turns out, with infant morality. The infant mortality rate in the United ...
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.
Myanmar continues to face high infant mortality rates
ihs.com - 11/18/2013 8:37:29 PM
Mortality rates for children under five and infants have remained higher in Myanmar than in other Southeast Asian nations, which is indicative of failings in the country's healthcare system. Myanmar is continuing to experience high rates of infant and ...
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 ... 2013 The number of U.S. children who died in 2011 within ...
Financial Times Gets it Wrong on US Infant Mortality Rates
FOXBusiness - 4/13/2011 3:11:01 PM
Start with the definition of the infant mortality rate. The World Health Organization [WHO] defines a country's infant mortality rate as the number of infants who die between birth and age one, per 1,000 live births. WHO says a live birth is when a ...