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
Entrepreneur and artist aim to curb global infant mortality rate
FOX News - 4/16/2015 8:26:13 AM
They both came from significantly different backgrounds — Chen is the co-founder of Embrace, a startup that hopes to curb high worldwide infant mortality rates by way of the ... with an incubator in a developing country. “Infant mortality is one ...
Zim Fails To Achieve Infant Mortality,Maternal MDGs
radiovop.com - 4/7/2015 8:18:24 PM
As the country commemorates World Health Day, statistics available from the Ministry of Health and Child Care indicate that Zimbabwe has failed to achieve the United Nations (UN) Millennium Development Goal (MDG) of lowering its infant mortality rate to 25 ...
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.
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 ...
Why Do Babies in America Die More Often Than Babies in Other Rich Countries?
Bloomberg - 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 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 ...
Alarm over maternal mortality rate in Pakistan
Dawn - 4/10/2015 2:13:56 AM
KARACHI: Speakers at a seminar held on Thursday, organised in connection with World Health Day, expressed concern over Pakistan’s population growth rate ... including infant and maternal morbidity and mortality. They said pregnant young women had ...
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
Live Science - 9/24/2014 2:34:01 AM
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 ...
Fighting Child mortality one knock at a time
Daily Monitor - 4/17/2015 8:06:32 PM
Uganda, according to the World Health Organisation, is one of 24 developing countries with a high mortality rate. It is no wonder that a health initiative aimed at reducing this rate was recently recognised. Christine W. Wanjala tagged along to see how it ...
Ethiopia’s Economic Miracle Is Running Out of Steam
Nazret - 4/18/2015 4:34:47 AM
Gruesome accounts of up to a million deaths stemming from drought and civil war captured the attention of aid agencies, sympathetic governments, and humanitarian groups around the world ... in infant mortality. The country’s poverty rate fell from ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Qatar healthiest country: Report
The Peninsula - 4/12/2015 1:57:15 AM
Qatar had the second-highest obesity rate in the world,” said the report. Health indicators about Qatar in comparison to other countries have been given as: Life expectancy: 77.6 (28th highest), Infant mortality rate (per 1,000 live births): 7.0 (44th ...