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 Infant Mortality Rate Higher Than Other Wealthy Countries
The Huffington Post - 6/25/2012 12:06:49 PM
... and compare only the infant 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 last few decades.
U.S. infant mortality rate worse than other countries
CBS News - 9/24/2014 6:04:35 PM
The report compares infant mortality rates in the United States to those of European countries plus Australia, Israel, Japan, Korea and New Zealand in 2010, the most recent year for which data is available. In the United States, 6.1 infants die per every ...
World Bank backs contraception, sexual health in Sahel region
Reuters - 3/31/2015 3:40:22 PM
That demographic trend played a major role in the economic ascension of Asian countries like Korea and ... which has the world’s highest fertility rate and has seen its infant mortality rate drop by 25 percent over the last decade. Reducing early ...
Serbia first in Europe by cancer mortality rate, main reason: NATO
InSerbia - 3/26/2015 8:22:29 AM
BELGRADE – Serbia ranks as first in Europe by the cancer mortality rate, which grows an average 2.5 percent every year, making the problem of malignant tumors in our country very serious ... more than in the rest of the world, he said.
Why Do Babies in America Die More Often Than Babies in Other Rich Countries?
Bloomberg - 10/1/2014 3:54:36 PM
A tragedy for any family, infant deaths also reflect the overall health of a country—infant mortality rates are influenced by the levels of prenatal care, the quality of medical facilities where deliveries take place, and care for infants in the first ...
Revisiting Mortality Versus Survival In International Comparisons Of Cancer Care
Health Affairs - 4/1/2015 4:07:49 PM
No one doubts that the US spends more than any other country on health ... Over the last 30 years the rate of diagnosis has doubled, and its 5-year survival has increased from 50 percent to 75 percent. Yet the mortality rate for kidney cancer is totally ...
U.S. Infant Mortality Rate Worse Than in 40 Other Countries
International Business Times - 8/31/2011 1:36:34 PM
Babies born in the United States have a higher chance of dying in their first month than babies in much of the developed world ... infant mortality rates by 26 percent, or less than the average drop, the United States now lags behind 40 other countries ...
School Dropout Rate High Despite Efforts by States: Expert
The New Indian Express - 3/31/2015 2:32:57 AM
With the percentage of India’s young population soon to be the highest in the world by 2020 ... this (results directly in rises in)infant mortality and maternal mortality (rates). The survival, development, protection and participation of children ...
US Ranks Behind 25 Other Countries in Infant Mortality
Live Science - 9/24/2014 2:34:01 AM
The U.S. infant mortality rate is more than double that of some other developed countries, according to a new report. An important contributor to this disparity is the relatively high rate of death among babies born at full term in the United States ...
Infant Mortality Rate in U.S. Is So High Compared to European Countries Because They Take Better Care of Their Poor
Atlanta Black Star - 1/22/2015 5:29:39 PM
The abysmal infant mortality rate in the United States compared ... between the rates in the U.S. and the European countries were “essentially unchanged.” Join us in our effort to change our world with Empowering Narratives. Share this empowering ...
Decline in maternal mortality rates welcome
Times of Zambia - 3/31/2015 10:03:56 AM
IT is a long way yet, but the country can begin to appreciate progress made so far in the reduction of infant and maternal mortality rates in Zambia. It is a relief because finally, we are beginning to receive statistics of how much improvement has been ...
U.S. infant mortality rate higher than developed world’s
Salon - 1/9/2013 11:13:56 PM
Many other reports have found the exact same thing. 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 ...
Expert says infant mortality rate near University Circle exceeds that of some Third World countries: PolitiFact Ohio
Cleveland Plain Dealer - 4/12/2013 9:56:27 AM
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 ...
Zambia: Decline in Maternal Mortality Rates Welcome
AllAfrica - 3/31/2015 11:08:21 AM
Central Statistical Office (CSO) yesterday announced a significant drop in maternal and child mortality rates from its 2013-2014 Demographic Health Survey (DHS). Infant mortality has ... 600 health centres around the country. Some of these centres are ...
Our infant mortality rate is a national embarrassment
Washington Post - 9/29/2014 6:34:27 PM
The United States has a higher infant mortality rate than any of the other 27 wealthy countries ... Despite healthcare spending levels that are significantly higher than any other country in the world, a baby born in the U.S. is less likely to see his ...