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
West African countries have highest rate of infant mortality in Africa
aps.dz - 6/16/2016 1:43:01 PM
the UNICEF representative said that if the "lowest" rate is recorded in the North African countries, the West countries lead the field by two deaths among children under 5. Malnutrition and diarrheal diseases are the main causes of the infant mortality ...
World Bank report indicates high Infant mortality rate in Pakistan
ANI NEWS - 6/14/2016 11:58:01 AM
child mortality rates in Pakistan are nearly twice as high as India's. The report indicates that Pakistan ranks towards the bottom among countries in the world when it comes to infant and neonatal mortality. The report developed by the UN Inter-agency ...
Afghan babies have been dying in huge numbers for decades. Now, something is changing.
Washington Post - 6/24/2016 5:55:24 AM
For decades, Afghanistan has ranked with the very poorest African countries as ... found that Afghanistan's infant mortality rate for the past five years was 71 per 1,000, considerably higher than the Afghan report. The CIA World Fact Book put the number ...
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.
Poor literacy rate results in poor healthcare Infrastructure: Dr Manish Mannan
health.economictimes.indiatimes.com - 6/25/2016 8:17:22 AM
Dr (Maj) Manish Mannan, HOD Pediatrics & Neonatology, Paras Hospital, Gurgaon, talks to ETHealthworld about the challenges that exist in the Indian healthcare system and what measures need to be taken to reduce the infant mortality rate. 1. How do you ...
Tarrant County continues to battle high infant mortality rate
Star Telegram - 6/20/2016 3:29:49 AM
The area is one of several parts of Tarrant County where the infant mortality rate, a measurement of how many babies die ... Fort Worth wasn’t alone in the discovery. “Even the world’s best prenatal care can’t reverse a lifetime of unhealthy ...
U.S. Infant Mortality Rate Worse Than in 40 Other Countries
International Business Times - 8/31/2011 11:09:13 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 ...
Finland’s 'baby boxes' have finally come to the US — and it might be the answer to keeping more American babies alive
The Business Insider - 6/15/2016 11:35:21 AM
Finland now has of the lowest infant mortality rates in the world - and the country credits that achievement to these boxes. The boxes provide a safe place for the baby to sleep, which helps lower the risk of SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome).
World Bank report says Pakistan’s Infant Mortality Rate is nearly double of India’s
India - 6/10/2016 3:55:59 AM
Several countries in Africa like Ethiopia, Ghana and even Afghanistan have better infant mortality rates than Pakistan. Given the facts mentioned in the World Bank report, it appears that Islamabad has a non-serious approach to the issue of infant ...
US surpasses other industrialized countries in infant death rate
World Socialist Web Site - 5/9/2013 3:36:40 PM
A new report on motherhood paints a devastating portrait of social conditions for poor women and their babies around the world. In both developing ... The high US infant death rate compared to other developed countries is a focus of the report.
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 ...
10 Countries with Lowest Infant Mortality Rates
INSIDER MONKEY - 5/18/2015 11:37:20 AM
One of the problems the world is facing today is the death of infants at an early age; this article would be discussing the 10 Countries with Lowest Infant Mortality Rates. Infant Mortality is a term used to describe the death of newborn babies within the ...
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 infant mortality rates in both Finland and Austria are among the lowest rates in the world. In a paper entitled—”Why ... infant mortality numbers to the level of the Scandinavian countries. While the researchers found that “unmarried mothers ...
U.S. infant mortality rate higher than developed world’s
Salon - 1/9/2013 11:18:07 AM
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 ...