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
Is this the biggest good news story of our times?
weforum.org - 6/29/2016 12:08:51 PM
Liberia has made the biggest improvements, data from the World Bank shows. In 1990 the country had the highest rate of infant death but has since reduced deaths from over 170 to 53 per 1000 live births. As of 2015, Angola is the country with the highest ...
Inside the world's most fragile country
The Business Insider - 6/29/2016 12:51:48 PM
And according to the CIA World Factbook, Somalia has the third-highest infant-mortality rate and maternal-mortality rate, and total life expectancy is estimated to be only 51.96 years at birth. The country is also hosting a small number of Yemeni refugees ...
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.
Effort aims to decrease death rate of infants
Toledo Blade - 6/29/2016 4:19:24 PM
Its infant mortality rate exceeds 16 deaths per 1,000, surpassing the infant-mortality rates in third-world countries such as Syria, Jordan, Albania, and Mexico. “In these four ZIP Codes you will find every single factor, in triplicate, that results in ...
Parents given cardboard boxes to help prevent cot death among babies
The Independent - 6/30/2016 2:38:00 PM
Britain is the 22nd highest out of 50 European countries in terms of infant mortality rates, with 4.19 deaths per 1,000 births, according to the World Bank. Almost 300 babies die each year in Britain as a result of SIDS. The hospital will distribute 800 ...
World Bank report indicates high Infant mortality rate in Pakistan
ANI NEWS - 6/25/2016 2:12:18 AM
child mortality rates in Pakistan are nearly twice as high as India's. The report indicates that Pakistan ranks towards the bottom among countries in the world when it comes to infant and neonatal mortality. The report developed by the UN Inter-agency ...
U.S. Infant Mortality Rate Worse Than in 40 Other Countries
International Business Times - 8/31/2011 11:09:13 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 ...
Preventable Child Deaths Not Always Linked to Poorest Countries: UNICEF
Inter Press Service - 6/29/2016 2:21:53 AM
Millions of children still die before reaching their fifth birthday every year, according to the 2016 State of The World ... child mortality. The picture is unequal within rich countries too. The United States has a higher infant mortality rate than ...
Unicef report lays bare stark reality of India
The New Indian Express - 6/30/2016 12:40:28 AM
India has a long way to go before it can attain the millennium goal in terms of infant mortality rate. The latest State of the World’s Children report by ... to 48 in 2015 from 126 in 1990. But a country like China which was comparable to India on ...
Tarrant County continues to battle high infant mortality rate
Star Telegram - 6/20/2016 3:29:49 AM
The area is one of several parts of Tarrant County where the infant mortality rate, a measurement of how many babies die ... Fort Worth wasn’t alone in the discovery. “Even the world’s best prenatal care can’t reverse a lifetime of unhealthy ...
West African countries have highest rate of infant mortality in Africa
aps.dz - 6/16/2016 1:43:01 PM
the UNICEF representative said that if the "lowest" rate is recorded in the North African countries, the West countries lead the field by two deaths among children under 5. Malnutrition and diarrheal diseases are the main causes of the infant mortality ...
Lafayette infant mortality rate low
Suwannee Democrat - 6/23/2016 1:49:02 PM
Cody added that if you want to look at the health of a country, you would look at the infant mortality rate. Florida is ranked 26 in the United States. Lafayette County’s infant mortality rate per 1,000 births for 2012-2014 was zero and for 2011-2013 was ...
UNICEF Reports Dramatic Drop In Infant Mortality And Extreme Poverty
Realtime Business News - 6/28/2016 10:01:11 AM
Global under-five mortality rates have been ... equal numbers in 129 countries, and the number of people living in extreme poverty worldwide is almost half what it was in the 1990s, says the UNICEF report titled The State of the World's Children, the ...
First UK hospital gives parents baby boxes
ITV - 6/29/2016 7:36:50 AM
The idea is based on a tradition in Finland that began in 1938 and is credited with helping the country achieve one of the world's lowest infant mortality rates. Every new mum is given one by the Finnish government. Play video The UK boxes contain several ...