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
D.C. Mayor to Discuss Infant Mortality Efforts
NBC Washington 4 - 9/22/2014 11:54:44 AM
... group hope that the city's program to reduce infant deaths can be a model for cities around the country. The District's infant mortality rate is 7.4 deaths per 1,000 live births, well above the national average of 6.05. The United States has higher ...
Child mortality rate around the world drops: UN
New Vision - 9/21/2014 5:36:32 AM
Eight countries have succeeded in slashing their child mortality rates by at least two-thirds since 1990: Malawi, Bangladesh, Liberia, Tanzania, Ethiopia, East Timor, Niger and Eritrea. Still, a child born in Angola, which has the world's highest child ...
Child mortality rates falling faster than ever
Pakistan Today - 9/21/2014 5:53:50 PM
While Sub-Saharan Africa has cut under-five mortality rates by 48 per cent since 1990, it still has the world’s highest rate – 92 deaths per 1,000 live births – nearly 15 times the average in high-income countries. Children born in Angola ...
Rwanda: Child Mortality Down By Half - Unicef
AllAfrica - 9/22/2014 4:23:45 AM
The report points out that high mortality rates ... of the world dropped from 32% in 1990 to 18% in 2013. Children in sub-Saharan Africa are 15 times more likely to die before the age of five than those in developed regions. Eight of the 60 countries ...
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.
The Poor Don't Always Benefit From Democracy, Mortality Rates Show
NPR News - 9/19/2014 5:41:53 PM
You can look at rich versus poor. The poor typically have higher infant mortality rates around the world. Anyway, what Ramos did was he analyzed five million births from 50 developing countries since 1970. And he found, surprisingly, that democracy doesn't ...
Ebola: Cuba deploys world’s finest medics in Sierra Leone
Punch - 9/22/2014 1:56:25 PM
It also has the lowest infant mortality rate, at just 4.2 per one thousand babies born ... there are currently 50,000 Cuban doctors and health care specialists in 66 countries around the world. One of Cuba’s most celebrated medical contributions ...
Expert says infant mortality rate near University Circle exceeds that of some Third World countries
Politi Fact - 4/11/2013 11:55:09 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 ...
What Milwaukee can learn from poor countries on infant mortality
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - 9/16/2014 4:59:30 AM
Expansive new research in some of the poorest countries of the world has uncovered specific interventions and advances that are helping them reduce maternal and child mortality. Milwaukee's infant mortality rate is worse than that in some Third World ...
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 ...
Child mortality rates down, but world lags in meeting goal
Montreal Gazette - 9/16/2014 12:51:57 PM
The world's highest rate of child mortality was in ... families may swaddle the infant rather than letting mom's body warm the baby and, by resting on her chest, allowing for breastfeeding on demand. How do poor countries take the steps needed to lower ...
Global infant mortality rates slashed
Sydney Morning Herald - 9/13/2012 3:51:05 AM
Countries in Australia's region have achieved some of ... had reduced the cost of some immunisations and treatments had helped drive down the infant mortality rates, Dr Gillespie said. The long-term strategy to improve education for girls was also paying ...