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
Generally, worldwide, infant mortality rates decline as health care ... 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
A new report on motherhood paints a devastating portrait of social conditions for poor women and their babies around the world. In both developing and industrialized countries, the first month of birth is the most dangerous of an infant’s life.
US Infant Mortality Rate Higher Than Other Wealthy Countries
The Huffington Post - 6/25/2012 4:03:02 PM
The following article is based on excerpts from the recently released book The Measure of a Nation: How to Regain America's Competitive Edge and Boost Our Global Standing A key goal in Measure of a Nation is to compare the United States to other ...
In India, Infant mortality rate high but falling steadily
authintmail.com - 12/12/2013 5:57:11 AM
Shivpuri — Having previously lost two babies to diarrhoea and dysentery, 25-year-old Suman Chandel lies on a bed in a clinic in remote northern India and smiles with relief. Hours earlier, Chandel gave birth to her fourth child, a seemingly healthy baby ...
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
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.
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 ...
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
As the Washington Post reports: As to what explains the high infant mortality rate, the researchers aren’t quite sure. They say it is not explained by ethnic diversity in the United States. While U.S. minorities do tend to have a higher infant ...
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 ...
Graph of the day: The United States has a really high infant mortality rate
Washington Post - 1/9/2013 10:52:28 PM
The Institute of Medicine is out with a sweeping look at how the American ... United States spends more on health care, patient outcomes lag behind peer nations. That's especially true, it turns out, with infant morality. The infant mortality ...
Alarming statistics: ‘Sindh facing highest infant, maternal mortality rates in country’
tribune.com.pk - 8/27/2013 11:56:08 PM
Pakistan has the highest infant and maternal mortality rate in South Asia. Within Pakistan, Sindh has the highest rate, which is three per cent more than the other provinces. This was shared by Sindh health secretary Inamullah Khan Dharejo at a seminar ...
America Has Highest Rate of First-Day Infant Mortality in Industrialized World
Opposing Views - 5/7/2013 11:02:51 PM
This is the highest first-day death rate out of all industrialized ... rates in the world were in Cyprus, Estonia, Iceland, Luxembourg, Singapore and Sweden. Only one baby per 2,000 died on the day of birth. Experts believe America has a high infant ...