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
10 States with Highest Infant Mortality Rates
INSIDER MONKEY - 5/2/2015 3:59:41 PM
... of the spectrum – Monaco is a country with the highest life expectancy in the world (89.63 years) and it is also a country with the lowest infant mortality rates in the world, according to estimates made in 2014 (World Factbook). Monaco has only 1 ...
Norway ranks as world's best place to be a mother
Yahoo News - 5/4/2015 11:35:27 PM
In the top 10 countries, one mother out of 290 will lose a child before the age of five. In the bottom 10, that rate stands at one in eight. - Dying young in Washington - Save the Children also looked at infant mortality rates in the world's 24 wealthiest ...
Washington is the world's most dangerous rich city for babies: Charity
Channel News Asia - 5/5/2015 4:07:27 AM
KAMPALA (Thomson Reuters Foundation): Washington has the highest infant mortality rate of all the world's richest capitals, according to a survey highlighting the failure of the world's wealthiest country to prevent high rates of child deaths among its ...
32 countries better than U.S. for moms, report claims
KSDK - 5/5/2015 1:51:27 AM
The United States has slipped on an index that measures the best and worst places in the world for mothers — hurt by infant-mortality ... The country ranked last on the Mothers Index, at No. 179, was Somalia, where the mortality rate for children under ...
In 2 Baltimore neighborhoods, infant mortality is higher than in the West Bank
Vox - 5/4/2015 9:23:36 AM
The children born in Greenmount did not make bad choices, and they should not, in the richest country in the world, be abandoned to an infant mortality rate on par with a violent, developing nation.
DC ranks last among wealthy capitals for infant deaths
WUSA 9 - 5/5/2015 3:45:59 AM
"The disparity between the richest and poorest infants in D.C. is striking," said Bina Valsangaar about the District's infant mortality rates. Valsangaar is a newborn ... of 25 wealthy capital cities around the world. For the most part, other counties ...
Maternal And Child Mortality: Restructuring Our Healthcare System
Leadership - 5/4/2015 3:43:00 PM
Still, a far cry from MDG goal of cutting by about 67% infant mortality for the same duration. We could go on and on with statistics but the one disconcerting fact is: of the 196 countries in the world; Nigeria, by virtue of its population and high ...
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 10 healthiest countries in the world
Market Watch - 4/23/2015 5:54:45 AM
Infant mortality rate (per 1,000 live births): 2.1 (3rd lowest) Health expenditure per capita: $4,752 (11th highest) Unemployment rate: 4% (32nd lowest) With 127 million people, Japan is the most populous of the 10 healthiest countries in the world.
The Royal Baby: a winner in Britain's infant mortality lottery
theguardian.com - 5/2/2015 10:30:24 AM
“The world was a different ... you can do that brings Britain’s infant and child mortality rates back into line with the rest of Europe’s, reducing the rate by a third and putting us level again with countries like France and Germany.
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 ...
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 ...
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 5:29:39 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 ...
Why Do Babies in America Die More Often Than Babies in Other Rich Countries?
Bloomberg - 10/1/2014 3:54:36 PM
A tragedy for any family, infant deaths also reflect the overall health of a country—infant mortality rates are influenced by the levels of prenatal care, the quality of medical facilities where deliveries take place, and care for infants in the first ...