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
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 7:45:39 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 ...
Albania has highest infants mortality rate in region
China - 1/29/2015 11:33:35 PM
Compared with the other countries in the region, under-five mortality rate in Albania (sex-pooled ... the estimates prepared by WHO, UNICEF and the World Bank (WB) on infant mortality for Albania in the past two years are almost double of the figures ...
Health of any country can be assessed by IMR & MMR statistics: CM
Day & Night News - 1/19/2015 5:58:51 AM
Monday, January 19, 2015, Chandigarh: Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar today said the health report card of any country could be assessed by its statistics of Infant Mortality Rate ... the help of agencies like World Health Organization (WHO ...
Australia under the spotlight in Human Rights Watch World Report 2015
News.com.au - 1/30/2015 2:11:03 AM
AUSTRALIA has been named and shamed on a list of the world’s worst human rights offenders ... Aboriginals also “have an infant mortality rate almost two times higher, and continue to die at alarmingly high rates from treatable and preventable ...
Reducing infant mortality: UDWI REMC funds Sweet Dreams Baby Bundles at Greene County General
Greene County Daily World - 1/19/2015 5:11:44 PM
In 2013, the country's infant mortality rate was 3 deaths per 1,000 births. Infant mortality rates in Indiana are exceptionally high with 6.7 deaths per 1,000 infants. According to the most recent data provided by the Indiana State Health Department ...
Here's Bill Gates' 5-Step Plan For Drastically Cutting Infant Mortality
The Business Insider - 1/22/2015 5:58:17 PM
One of their most ambitious goals is to cut the mortality rate of children under age ... is unevenly distributed around the world. According to the IGME, about half of all under-5 deaths occur in only five countries: India, Nigeria, Pakistan, the ...
Healthcare demand in India rising; country will need 3.5m hospital beds, 3m doctors by 2034
thenewsreports.com - 1/29/2015 12:03:24 AM
Several factors have resulted in poor health outcomes such as low life expectancy, high infant and maternal mortality rates. To bring about a winning ... India can also leverage its strength as a world leader in vaccine manufacturing (it contributes ...
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 ...
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 ...
US ranks behind 25 other countries in infant mortality
FOX News - 9/24/2014 3:05:38 PM
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 ...
World Bank lauds Himachal for reducing poverty
The Tribune India - 1/28/2015 8:35:48 PM
Himachal Pradesh has made great strides in reducing poverty and attaining best human development outcomes, but female child sex ratio, under-nutrition in children and an ageing population still remain issues of concern, says a new World Bank report.
'Centering' program could help reduce infant mortality
Canton Repository - 1/25/2015 2:55:46 PM
Ohio has one of the highest and most disparate infant mortality rates in the country. Stark County is no exception. Ohio has one of the highest and most disparate infant mortality rates in the country. Stark County is no exception. The infant mortality ...
India needs 3.5 million hospital beds, 3 million doctors by 2034
The Economic Times - 1/27/2015 7:03:56 PM
If India continues to maintain this rate, it will fall ... of 3.5 beds defined by World Health Organisation. Several factors have resulted in poor health outcomes such as low life expectancy, high infant and maternal mortality rates. To bring about a ...
U.S. Infant Mortality Rate Worse Than in 40 Other Countries
International Business Times - 8/31/2011 1:36:34 PM
Researchers at the World Health Organization ... but because it curtailed infant mortality rates by 26 percent, or less than the average drop, the United States now lags behind 40 other countries including Lithuania, Israel and Cuba. American newborns ...
A peep into Zambia’s mortality trends
Times of Zambia - 1/24/2015 3:32:45 PM
Improvements in health, reduced fertility, and shifts in the world’s age patterns ... life lost to disability, and rates of premature mortality and illness. To make these data as useful and relevant to policymakers and country leaders as possible ...