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
Kansas infant mortality rate higher than nation
San Francisco Gate - 12/9/2013 2:21:49 PM
Although the state of Kansas had record-low infant death rates in 2011 ... only slightly better than countries such as Croatia and Bosnia, according to the CIA World Factbook. The U.S. ranks 50th best of 224 countries, worse than Hungary (5.16), Japan ...
US surpasses other industrialized countries in infant death rate
World Socialist Web Site - 5/9/2013 3:36:40 PM
The high US infant death rate compared to other developed countries is a focus ... The Save the Children report notes that this is the highest percentage of first-day deaths of any country in the world. The report also features Save the Children’s ...
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.
In India, Infant mortality rate high but falling steadily
authintmail.com - 12/12/2013 5:57:11 AM
Pale with anemia, Radha Bagnele, 20, lies in a bed in Shivpuri District Hospital in Madhya Pradesh and listens to her mother-in-law despair about Bagnele's newborn twin daughters. "We wanted boys, so we are not happy, we are just okay," says Ramkunar ...
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 ...
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
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 ...
U.S. Infant Mortality Rate Fell Steadily From ’05 to ’11
New York Times - 4/19/2013 4:54:40 AM
WASHINGTON — The nation’s infant mortality rate fell by 12 percent from 2005 through 2011, a promising pattern that researchers say may be due in part to a decline in premature births. The decline came after a period of stalled progress.
Infant Mortality Rates Are Higher in Countries with Less Economic Freedom
heritage.org - 9/12/2013 5:46:24 PM
The Heritage Foundation is the nation’s most broadly supported public policy research institute, with hundreds of thousands of individual, foundation and corporate donors. Heritage, founded in February 1973, has a staff of 275 and an annual expense ...
U.S. infant mortality rate higher than developed world’s
Salon - 1/9/2013 11:13:56 PM
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 researchers aren’t sure why, exactly.
America Has Highest Rate of First-Day Infant Mortality in Industrialized World
Opposing Views - 5/7/2013 11:02:51 PM
The lowest first-day mortality rates in the world were in Cyprus ... during their teen years (continuing the cycle of teen pregnancy)." Lowering infant deaths in the country could involve investing in education, healthcare and sexual health awareness ...
Graph of the day: The United States has a really high infant mortality rate
Washington Post - 1/9/2013 10:52:28 PM
That's especially true, it turns out, with infant morality. The infant mortality rate in the United States is more than twice that of countries like Japan and Sweden. It hasn't always been like this. In the 1960s, the United States actually ...
Top 10 countries with most improved child mortality rates
The Christian Science Monitor - 5/23/2010 11:59:37 PM
IN PICTURES ... 200 deaths per 1,000 live births. Today, no country has an under-5 mortality rate that high, according to IHME estimates. In Ethiopia, the under-5 mortality rate in 1990 was 202 per 1,000 live births, one of the highest rates ...
Myanmar continues to face high infant mortality rates
ihs.com - 11/18/2013 8:37:29 PM
This places Myanmar among the nations with the highest infant death rates in the world. High mortality rates have been driven ... A number of challenges in the country's healthcare system have also been identified as contributing to the high mortality ...
America's Infant Mortality Crisis: background reading
america.aljazeera.com - 9/18/2013 11:58:41 PM
That figure includes about 11,300 U.S. babies — the highest first-day infant mortality rate of any other country in the industrialized world, according to a new report from Save the Children. In fact, the United States’ rate of first-day infant death ...