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
Texas Has The World's Worst Maternal Mortality Rate
Builder Magazine - 8/30/2016 1:18:29 PM
Texas has 23.8 maternal deaths per every 100,000 women (meaning women who die while pregnant, or shortly after giving birth), the highest rate in the developed world ... improvement in the death rate while the rest of the country worsens.
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.
Infant Mortality Awareness Month Sheds Light on Growing National Healthcare Crisis
Business Wire - 8/29/2016 1:19:41 PM
The infant mortality rate reflects the health and well-being of a nation and according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the United States ranks 25 th among industrialized countries 1 ... rest of the industrialized world is unacceptable ...
Maternal Mortality Rates Higher than Expected
Boston University - 8/27/2016 6:34:02 AM
Declercq and colleagues noted that the World Health Organization has reported that 157 of 183 countries have shown decreases in their maternal mortality rates since 2000. The current estimated US rate is comparable to that of Iran and Ukraine, they say.
Studies show that the countries with the most vaccines have the worst infant death rate
healthimpactnews.com - 8/26/2016 11:53:10 PM
why does the most-vaccinated country in the world have such an abysmal infant mortality rate? The rate is so bad that the Centers for Disease Control decided to do its own study on why this could be – but didn’t come up with an answer, although they ...
Yorkshire baby death rates: Mum speaks of son's death
BBC - 8/30/2016 1:47:07 PM
Yorkshire has the highest rate of sudden unexplained infant deaths in the country, latest figures show. In England and Wales the figure has been falling but there has been a spike in cases in Yorkshire. Emma Unsworth is one of a number of parents to speak ...
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 ...
Baby box program, inspired by Finnish tradition, arrives in Ontario
CTV News - 8/29/2016 2:42:35 AM
“It’s the most affordable, while being the most eco-conscious, product on the market for infant safe sleep ... of the lowest infant mortality rates in the world. According to Statistics Canada, the infant mortality in our country currently sits ...
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.
US maternal mortality rate increasing significantly
Mag-Series USA - 8/29/2016 2:02:38 PM
Texas officials are struggling to understand why have the maternal mortality rates increased across the state. "The U.S.is the only developed country in the world where maternal deaths actually increased between 1993 and 2013, according to the World Health ...
Our infant mortality rate is a national embarrassment
Washington Post - 9/28/2014 11:57:45 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 ...
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 ...
STUDY: Countries with Highest Vaccination Rates have Highest Infant Mortality Rates
globalhealthyunited.com - 8/17/2016 12:55:08 AM
The U.S. vaccine schedule calls for 26 vaccine doses before age 1. The researchers collected infant mortality rates (IMRs) for the top 34 countries in the world. Four of the countries – Andorra, Liechtenstein, Monaco and San Marino – had so few infant ...
Texas Now Has The Highest Maternal Mortality Rate In The Developed World
good.is - 8/22/2016 3:58:18 PM
Cuts like these might explain why the overall mortality rate among pregnant women is rising in the U.S. when it should be decreasing, which is the case in all but eight countries in the world. The Obstetrics and Gynecology study emphasized this fact ...
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 ...