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
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 ...
Ohio's infant mortality rate among highest in nation
The Morning Journal - 9/15/2014 11:20:05 AM
“Ohio had the highest infant mortality rates in the country,” said the Rev. Tim Williams, president of the Lorain City School Board. “Ohio isn’t first at anything. What we’ve found is it does correlate to educational disparity and economic disparity.
Shelby County has highest infant mortality rate in Tennessee
WREG - 9/3/2014 7:33:55 PM
MEMPHIS , Tenn. — Shelby County has the highest infant mortality rate in the state. “We are much higher than the rest of the state, and also there are parts of the country, and the world,” Dr. Helen Morrow, health officer with the Shelby County ...
Why is the infant mortality rate in St. Petersburg so high?
MyFox Tampa Bay - 9/12/2014 4:38:36 PM
"It is shocking, and it's sad that in a country where we're so developed and a county where we have so many resources and so many people looking at this issue, that we still have high infant mortality rates," Dr. Sheila Devanesan told FOX 13 News.
Proposed program is designed to improve Ohio’s infant mortality rate
The Daily Reporter - 9/15/2014 3:41:57 AM
“At 6.11 per 1,000 live births, the United States’ infant mortality rate is worse than many developed countries. Ohio, however, is worse than the country’s overall rate at 7.9 per 1,000 live births,” Jones said. “That puts us at 48th in the 50 state
Brazil Shows How To Slash Infant Mortality Rates: With Breast Milk Banks Instead Of Formula
The Inquisitr - 9/5/2014 11:56:24 PM
The nation of Brazil has reduced their infant mortality rate by more than two-thirds since 1985 — by ... They have the largest network of breast milk donor banks in the world, and babies are benefiting. “This is one of the most beautiful things in ...
Unplanned Out-Of-Hospital Births Increases Infant Mortality Risk
Med India - 9/13/2014 6:24:47 PM
New research reveals that unplanned births out-of-hospital are associated with higher infant ... Statistics Norway. The country now has 51 institutions with birthing centers—down from 158 units in 1972. With more specialized care the perinatal mortality ...
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.
SC moms gather, focus on issue of infant mortality
The State South Carolina's Homepage - 9/12/2014 1:25:20 PM
The Times and Democrat of Orangeburg reports (http://bit.ly/1AvL5Nz ) that Friday's event is being sponsored by the Low Country Healthy Start program ... In 2012, South Carolina's infant mortality rate was 7.6 per 1,000 births. That year, there were ...
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 ...
Agencies get $1M to fight infant mortality
Robesonian - 9/12/2014 5:35:52 PM
The national Healthy Start program targets parts of the country with high infant mortality rates, like rural areas, the United States-Mexico border and American Indian communities. According to Little, the grant is z major boost for UNCP’s program.
Expert says infant mortality rate near University Circle exceeds that of some Third World countries
Politi Fact - 4/3/2013 11:57:29 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 ...
Ohio has worst African American infant mortality rate in country
Local 12 WKRC Cincinnati - 9/2/2014 8:53:51 PM
CINCINNATI (WKRC) -- Ohio now has the worst African American infant mortality rate in the country. That was one of the reasons leaders in the city of Cincinnati have earmarked money to fight the problem. Cincinnati city council members heard from Cradle ...
Infant Mortality Rates Are Higher in Countries with Less Economic Freedom
The Heritage Foundation - 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
Many other reports have found the exact same thing. 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 ...