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, 2014See also: Infant mortality rate map
US Infant Mortality Rate Declines but Still Exceeds Other Developed Countries
jama.jamanetwork.com - 2/2/2016 5:13:13 PM
The dismal contrast between the US infant mortality rate, which ranks 26th in the world (http://1.usa.gov/1mSE0pA), and that of other developed countries raises the question of how “public policies toward poverty, pregnancy, delivery, and the ...
Will Pro-Life Lawmakers Support A New Bill To Prevent Infant Deaths?
Think Progress - 2/12/2016 10:27:40 AM
“Infant mortality rates are similar to that of a third-world country for black women in America,” said Moore, who’s seen this clearly reflected in her Milwaukee district, where a black infant is three times more likely to die before its first ...
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 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 ...
U.S. Rep. Moore: Planned Parenthood endorses Rep. Moore's infant mortality bill
WisPolitics - 2/12/2016 5:44:19 PM
“As one of the wealthiest nations in the world, I find it shameful that America’s infant mortality rate rivals that of many developing countries. My bill – The Reducing Unexpected Deaths in Infants and Children Act – provides valuable support to ...
Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee says maternal mortality rate for U.S. women shot up 136 percent
Politi Fact - 2/1/2016 5:35:53 PM
A figure that got our attention had to do with the maternal mortality rate. "Between 1990 and 2013," Jackson Lee said, "the maternal mortality rate for women in the U.S. has increased by 136 percent." Were women in this country dying at a significantly ...
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 ...
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 ... The high US infant death rate compared to other developed countries is a focus of the report.
Could THIS be why twin births have almost DOUBLED in developed countries?
The Daily Express - 2/9/2016 3:17:33 PM
Stillbirth and infant mortality rates are also much higher among twins than among singletons ... and their associated health risks have led to changes in fertility treatment practices in some countries, including a reduction in the number of embryos ...
Local nurses stepping up to decrease infant mortality deaths
cleveland19.com - 2/2/2016 5:17:24 AM
Cleveland is a center for world-class health care, but has an infant mortality rate that rivals some third world countries. Many of these deaths are preventable and that's why local nurses are stepping up. Fairview Hospital’s obstetrics nurses have ...
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 ... other country in the world, a baby born in the U.S. is less likely to see his first birthday than one born in Hungary, Poland or Slovakia. Or in Belarus. Or in Cuba, for that matter. The U.S. rate ...
FGM: 19.9m Nigerian women mutilated …results in infant mortality
NATIONAL MIRROR - 2/10/2016 12:43:03 AM
On February 6th, Nigeria joined the rest of the world to mark the International ... “Also, FGM is linked to higher rates of infant resuscitation, stillbirth and increased risk of death during and immediately after birth”, she added.
The Economist online - 3/15/2007 11:59:42 PM
ONE OF the health statistics most frequently used to compare national health care systems is infant mortality. It is also one that America does particularly poorly on, which is one of the reasons that the World Health Organisation ranked it below places ...
Infant mortality rate in Detroit rivals areas of Third World
The Detroit News - 1/30/2014 2:38:54 PM
Detroit’s infant mortality rate is the worst among big U.S. cities, and worse than some Third-World countries: 13.5 for every 1,000 live births in 2010, the most recent year for which comprehensive data are available. Foundations, hospitals, social ...
Infant mortality in Cuba hits new low
People's World - 1/30/2014 11:57:15 PM
However, in Cuba they have dropped farther and faster than in other poorer countries. Cuba does not have the lowest infant mortality rate in the world. That distinction belongs to countries which are both wealthy and have highly developed infrastructures ...