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
What Works: How Syracuse cut infant mortality in half
Syracuse Post-Standard - 3/9/2014 1:58:00 AM
Syracuse, N.Y. - About 18 of every 1,000 babies in Syracuse died before their first birthday in the mid-1980s, giving the city one of the nation's highest infant mortality rates. The death toll was particularly high among black babies -- 30 of every 1,000 ...
Capital has highest infant mortality rate among metros
Times of India - 3/1/2014 11:57:27 PM
NEW DELHI: A survey of four metropolitan cities has found that Delhi has the highest infant mortality rate. The report ... and highest in Madhya Pradesh and Odisha (39). The country's average is 29. The report states that community health ...
Mapping Milwaukee's infant mortality crisis
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - 3/9/2014 2:36:47 PM
Milwaukee's infant mortality rate - 11 deaths per 1,000 live births from 2005 to 2008 - is among the worst of the nation's largest cities. The rate for African-Americans (15.7) was more than twice that for whites (6.4), one of the largest gaps in the country.
Maternal, infant mortality rates drop in nine states
Live Mint - 3/5/2014 6:30:35 PM
While 246 districts recorded lower infant mortality rate in 2012-13 from 2011-12 ... mortality have dropped significantly in nine states that account for half the country’s population, according to the latest Annual Health Survey data released on ...
Six Ways America Is Worse Than A Third-World Country
The Business Insider - 3/9/2014 10:11:55 AM
Although the U.S. is one of the richest societies in history ... how bad it is compared to the rest of the world. The International Center for Prison Studies estimates that America imprisons 716 people per 100,000 citizens (of any age).
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
"We are in a state of emergency when it comes to malnutrition ... children on January 3rd this year. "Most of the children in Balochistan are underweight and malnourished," said Provincial Health Minister Rehmat Baloch. World Food Program ...
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 ... The report gave a surprisingly high number for the percentage of people ...
US Infant Mortality Rate Higher Than Other Wealthy Countries
The Huffington Post - 6/25/2012 4:03:02 PM
In order to do this analysis ... mortality rate of Caucasian Americans, our ranking versus the competitor countries is unaffected. Infant mortality is just one of many metrics where the US used to be a world leader and has slipped in the ...
Infant mortality rate in Detroit rivals areas of Third World
The Detroit News - 1/30/2014 11:32:47 AM
But like so many babies born in Detroit, little Brandon has faced more than his share ... In 2011 alone, 130 of the 208 Detroit children who died that year had not yet marked their first birthday. “It’s infuriating, because we know we can change ...
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 ...
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 ...
Infant mortality rate India's enduring shame
Deccan Herald - 3/8/2014 11:56:19 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 ...
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
... in reducing the global infant mortality rate -- and also highlights some longstanding roadblocks. UNICEF's "2012 Progress Report on Committing to Child Survival: A Promise Renewed" ranked 195 countries on their infant mortality rates.
U.S. Infant Mortality Rate Fell Steadily From ’05 to ’11
New York Times - 4/19/2013 4:54:40 AM
Some of the most striking improvements were in Southern states, which still have higher infant mortality ... the whole life cycle of girls and young women, not just focusing on the period of pregnancy. That’s going to be critical to our ...