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
Nigeria and persisting high infant mortality
NATIONAL MIRROR - 12/10/2014 10:31:11 PM
which is among the highest in the world. Even figures released by the Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) shows that Nigeria ranks amongst the worst 10 countries in Africa in infant and maternal mortality rates. One million children die before the age of ...
Maternal mortality rate increases in Ghana - Report
Ghana News Agency - 12/17/2014 7:23:55 PM
Accra, Dec. 17, GNA - The Maternal Mortality Estimation Inter-Agency Group of the World Health Organisation estimated that Ghana’s maternal mortality rate has gone up from ... pregnancy related issues across the country. Mrs Vicky T.
Our infant mortality rate is a national embarrassment
Washington Post - 9/28/2014 11:57:45 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 ...
Students' essays on infant mortality, poverty win awards
Argus Leader - 12/12/2014 11:58:53 AM
Midwives in these countries serve about 300 patients daily by themselves. What are we doing to stop it? Thanks to efforts in recent years, infant mortality rates have decreased significantly. The Millennium Development Goal #4 (MDG4) is to reduce infant ...
‘Mortality rate due to pneumonia, diarrhoea down’
The Indian Express - 12/18/2014 2:11:57 AM
Nowadays, fewer people die from pneumonia and diarrhoeal diseases in India, according to a new analysis of trend data from 188 countries ... years of life lost to disability and rates of premature mortality and illness. The study also revealed how some ...
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 ...
Child Mortality in Georgia: More Education Needed
Georgia Today - 12/18/2014 7:01:16 PM
Approximately 29,000 children under the age of five or 21 every minute die every day in the world. Last year the global child mortality rate reached 6.3 million, with the highest rate being estimated in low-income countries. According to UNICEF ...
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 ...
Why Do Babies in America Die More Often Than Babies in Other Rich Countries?
Businessweek - 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 ...
U.S. Infant Mortality Rate Worse Than in 40 Other Countries
International Business Times - 8/31/2011 11:09:13 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 ...
Mortality of first world war military personnel: comparison of two military cohorts
BMJ - 12/16/2014 9:23:49 AM
Objective To identify the impact of the first world war on the ... data associated with a Statistics New Zealand study26). For New Zealand men, the data for life expectancy in this period were influenced by the increased mortality related to the war ...
U.S. infant mortality rates higher than other countries
ON YOUR SIDE - 9/25/2014 11:39:50 PM
The report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this week says the United States has a higher infant mortality rate than 25 other countries. The higher rate is driven by a greater proportion of premature births and deaths of full-term ...
US Infant Mortality Rate Higher Than Other Wealthy Countries
The Huffington Post - 8/25/2012 5:10:53 AM
... 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.
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 ...
Expert says infant mortality rate near University Circle exceeds that of some Third World countries: PolitiFact Ohio
Cleveland Plain Dealer - 4/12/2013 9:56:27 AM
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 ...