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
US surpasses other industrialized countries in infant death rate
World Socialist Web Site - 5/9/2013 3:36:40 PM
American children under the age of 5 are far more likely to die than their counterparts in other industrialized countries. The US under-5 mortality rate is 7.5 per 1,000, a rate on par with Bosnia, Herzegovina, Qatar, and Slovakia.
REPORT: The U.S Has The Highest First-Day Infant Death Rate In The Industrialized World
Think Progress - 5/7/2013 5:26:25 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 ...
Infant Death Rate: U.S. Falls Behind 68 Countries, According To Save The Children
The Huffington Post - 5/8/2013 10:54:30 PM
The United States does not fare well in a new report looking at the percentage of babies that die the day they are born. In that report, the United States falls behind 68 other countries ... relatively high rate of newborn death.
Canada has second-highest rate of first-day infant deaths in industrialized world: report
Montreal Gazette - 5/7/2013 7:06:37 PM
"The fact that Canada does not seem able to break below the rate of five deaths per 1,000 live births, while 14 peer countries already have, suggests that further attention must be paid to better understanding international differences in infant mortality ...
Higher child marriage rates associated with higher maternal and infant mortality
Medical Xpress - 5/13/2013 8:54:02 PM
Girl child marriage is defined as the marriage of girls age 17 and younger. Although the practice has generally declined in recent years, it remains relatively common in regions like South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa, where up to 70 percent of ...
Higher child marriage rates linked to high infant mortality
Times of India - 5/14/2013 2:11:59 PM
Countries in which girls are commonly married before the age of 18 have significantly higher rates of maternal and infant mortality, a new study by an Indian origin researcher and her team has found. The study, by Anita Raj, PhD, a professor in ...
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, Estonia, Iceland, Luxembourg, Singapore and Sweden. Only one baby per 2,000 died on the day of ... of teen mothers than any industrialized country. "Teenage mothers in the U.S. tend to ...
Higher child marriage rates linked to higher maternal and infant mortality
Webindia 123 - 5/13/2013 6:30:53 PM
Countries in which girls are commonly married before the age of 18 have significantly higher rates of maternal and infant mortality, a new study by an Indian origin researcher and her team has found. The study, by Anita Raj, PhD, a professor in the ...
Report says Canada has second-highest rate of first-day infant deaths in industrialized world
Hamilton Spectator - 5/8/2013 1:18:51 AM
The report said Canada had the second-highest rate of first-day infant mortality in the industrialized world, with roughly 900 babies, or 2.4 per 1,000 births, ending in early tragedy. Only the United States posted a higher number of babies who die within ...
Infant death rate falls in Volusia
Daytona Beach News-Journal - 5/17/2013 11:41:06 PM
The number of babies who died before their first birthday dropped nearly in half last year in Volusia County, and public health officials are crediting public awareness campaigns and improved access to prenatal care. Data released this week by ...
Panel: Infant death rate in Wyandotte County worst in country
WSMV - 5/8/2013 10:22:53 AM
More infants are dying in Wyandotte County than any other county in Kansas, but the alarming numbers don't stop there. The infant death rate in Kansas for African-American babies is the worst in the nation. Researchers are still trying to determine the cause.
Georgia Tackles Child Mortality
IWPR - 5/14/2013 4:49:28 PM
Despite a fall in the infant mortality rate in Georgia over the last decade, the country still scores poorly by the standards of other former Soviet states. Now the health ministry says that combating child mortality is a high priority, and that it is ...
Child marriage increases risk for maternal and infant mortality, study reveals
News-Medical - 5/14/2013 4:53:39 AM
Countries in which girls are commonly married before the age of 18 have significantly higher rates of maternal and infant mortality, report researchers in the current online issue of the journal Violence Against Women. The study, by Anita Raj, PhD, a ...
Awareness, assistance help reduce Pasco infant mortality rate
St. Petersburg Times - 5/17/2013 11:48:15 PM
NEW PORT RICHEY — Ericka Funtow hopped up onto the paper-covered table just before her appointment. At 31 weeks along, her knit shirt stretched over her round belly and her purple shorts nearly disappeared beneath it. She joked about diaper ...
U.S. Infant Deaths on the Decline
Medicine Net - 5/12/2013 4:20:14 AM
In 1995 the infant mortality rate was 7.57 deaths per 1,000 births, Mathews said. However, "a point that is just critical in the U.S. are the huge disparities that affect mortality in this country," he added. For example, race and ethnicity mattered.