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
Elephant poaching linked to high rates of infant mortality
Today - 4/10/2014 3:36:04 AM
JOHANNESBURG — What do infant mortality and elephant ... sharply in newly affluent Asian countries, notably China, fuelling a new wave of elephant slaughter. Following a decline in the 1990s, poaching of the world’s largest land mammal has risen ...
Pakistan tells UN of its progress in reducing child, infant & maternal mortality
Business Recorder - 4/12/2014 4:09:29 AM
UNITED NATIONS: Pakistan told a UN panel of the progress it has achieved in reducing child, infant and maternal mortality ... Pakistan is the sixth most populous country in the world, it's population growth rate of 2%, results in annual net addition ...
US Infant Mortality Rate Higher Than Other Wealthy Countries
The Huffington Post - 6/25/2012 4:03:02 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.
Mapping Milwaukee's infant mortality crisis
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - 4/7/2014 11:56:31 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 ...
Increased maternal BMI linked to higher fetal, neonate, and infant mortality
2 Minute Medicine - 4/15/2014 7:36:30 PM
Study Rundown: While maternal body mass index (BMI) has previously been associated with the rate of pregnancy complications and fetal, neonatal, and infant death ... were included from nations around the world. Nonetheless, the strength of this observed ...
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
At 8.6%, Pakistan is among countries with highest infant mortality: UNICEF report
The Express Tribune - 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 world. The year 2014 is the 25th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of ...
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 ...
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 ... 6.7 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.
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 ...
US surpasses other industrialized countries in infant death rate
World Socialist Web Site - 5/9/2013 3:36:40 PM
“State of the World’s Mothers,” a report from the humanitarian ... The US is not alone in rising infant mortality rates among the developed countries. Canada and Switzerland rank second and third in first-day mortality rates in the industrialized ...
Infant mortality in Cuba hits new low
People's World - 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 ...
Infant mortality rate in Detroit rivals areas of Third World
The Detroit News - 1/31/2014 6:45:16 AM
Detroit’s infant mortality rate is the worst among big U.S. cities, and worse than some Third-World countries: 13.5 for every 1,000 live births in 2010, the most recent year for which comprehensive data are available. Foundations, hospitals, social ...
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 ...