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
Increased child mortality linked to decreased government healthcare spending
2 Minute Medicine - 3/2/2015 9:26:44 AM
The decrease in healthcare spending had a greater effect on lower income countries ... as greater rates of infant mortality were seen in all age categories. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Study Rundown: The World Health Organization ...
Infant mortality rate in Michigan higher than the U.S.
Detroit Free Press - 3/1/2015 4:34:26 AM
The mortality rate among African-American infants in Michigan has declined over the last decade, to 13.1, yet remains the fourth highest in the country, and greater than the national rate of 11.2 in 2012. Michigan's Hispanic infant mortality rate ...
Good news on global health: lower infant mortality, better universal health coverage
The Straits Times - 3/2/2015 3:35:59 AM
Given the clouds of pessimism sweeping across the world, it is a good time to ask a simple question ... from 65.3 years in 1990 to 71.5 years in 2013. The rate of infant mortality has decreased from 63 deaths per 1,000 live births in 1990 to 34 in 2013.
Tackling Maternal, Infant Mortality Through Increased Ambulance Service
Leadership - 2/22/2015 10:29:19 PM
Nigeria’s maternal and infant mortality has remained ... Nigeria constitutes just one percent of the world’s population but accounts for 10 percent of the world’s maternal and under-5 mortality rate despite several efforts that have been made at ...
Genealogy: Ancestors were plagued by high rates of infant mortality
Tribune-Star - 2/22/2015 5:11:22 AM
The London infant mortality rate began to gradually decline after the 1770s. Across Europe, the infant mortality rate varied from country to country in the 19th century. In the mid-1800s, Sweden had an infant mortality rate of 17 percent, whereas it was 30 ...
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.
Lakes state health initiative helping reduce maternal mortality rates
Sudan Tribune - 2/27/2015 5:05:26 AM
In the past three years safety levels have risen to 100 per cent, said CUAMM country director Chiara Scanagatta. South Sudan has one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the world and women have a one in seven chance of dying from pregnancy related ...
Cameroon: 'New Strategy Ongoing for Combating Mortality'
AllAfrica - 2/26/2015 11:57:38 PM
The maternal and infant mortality situation in Cameroon as at now, to say the least, is unacceptable. Unacceptable, because maternal mortality and to a certain extent, infant mortality, generally indicates the level of development of a country. Considering ...
U.S. Infant Mortality Rate Worse Than in 40 Other Countries
International Business Times - 8/31/2011 1:36:34 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 ...
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 ...
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 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 ...
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 ...
Our infant mortality rate is a national embarrassment
Washington Post - 9/29/2014 6:34:27 PM
The United States has a higher infant mortality rate than any of the other 27 wealthy countries ... Despite healthcare spending levels that are significantly higher than any other country in the world, a baby born in the U.S. is less likely to see his ...
Gerson: Infant mortality's toll
Herald Tribune - 2/23/2015 6:03:17 PM
The suddenness of this little girl's death, so soon after her welcome to the world, made it seem particularly cruel ... trying to avoid emotional attachment in a place where neonatal, infant and child mortality rates are so high. I still don't know ...