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
Pakistan’s infant mortality rate highest in the world
Pakistan Defence - 3/10/2014 5:10:05 AM
More than 200,000 children in Pakistan die on the first day of their lives, the highest in the world, speakers at the Neonatology Conference ... The speakers said that Pakistan had managed to decrease the mortality rate for children under the age of ...
What Works: How Syracuse cut infant mortality in half
Syracuse Post-Standard - 3/9/2014 1:58:00 AM
The death toll was particularly high among black babies -- 30 of every 1,000 did not make it to age 1, nearly three times higher ... of this care are the Regional Perinatal Center, a joint effort of Upstate Medical University and Crouse Hospital, which ...
Battle brewing to restore money for DMC's infant mortality efforts
Detroit Free Press - 3/10/2014 2:18:17 AM
At just over two pounds — his tiny body tucked under a nurse’s hand — 6-day-old Aiden Dalman could not possibly know of the extraordinary measures being taken to keep him alive. Nor will he probably ever know of the budget wrangling this ...
Columbus funding effort to reduce infant mortality
The Columbus Dispatch - 3/11/2014 1:27:00 AM
African-American babies are dying at twice the rate of white babies. City Council President Andrew J. Ginther, who in November announced the community effort, said that certain neighborhoods, including Linden, the South Side and the Near East Side ...
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 ...
Concern on high rate of maternal, infant mortality
The News International - 3/10/2014 1:28:11 AM
He was addressing a two-day International Neonatology Conference ... Addressing the closing ceremony of 3-day international medical education conference “AEME 2014” here at the University of Health Sciences (UHS) on Sunday, he said the government ...
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 ...
Ohio’s infant mortality rate looks bleak
Times Reporter - 3/5/2014 6:56:14 AM
Even more disturbing is that Ohio’s rate ranks among the deadliest in the entire United States. The Buckeye State falls 48th in the nation in its overall infant mortality rate and 49th among African Americans. This plague demands a concerted ...
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 each of those areas, the countries that are performing the best are ... In 1960, the United States had the twelfth lowest infant mortality rate in the world. By 1990, we had dropped to twenty-third, and we sank to thirty-fourth in 2008.
Infant mortality rate in Detroit rivals areas of Third World
The Detroit News - 1/30/2014 11:50:05 PM
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 ...
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 ...
Infant mortality rate India's enduring shame
Deccan Herald - 3/9/2014 11:55:08 PM
The economic boom being experienced by India masks a shameful failure to control a shocking rate of infant deaths among the country’s poorest ... poorest countries in the world. Two million children under five years of age die—one every 15 seconds ...
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
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 ...