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
Reducing Maternal and Infant Mortality in Sokoto, Niger
This Day Live - 9/21/2016 11:08:01 PM
This is especially troubling as statistics revealed that the extent of loss of lives across low and middle income countries occasioned by the issue is still high despite global health interventions. According to a 2015 report from the World Health ...
Maternal Mortality Rate in U.S. Rises, Defying Global Trend, Study Finds
New York Times - 9/21/2016 9:27:48 PM
Global death rates fell by more than a third from 2000 to 2015. The United States, however, is one of the few countries in the world that has gone against ... who runs the Maternal and Infant Health Branch in the Division of Reproductive Health at the ...
Top 25 Developed and Developing Countries
Investopedia - 9/29/2016 7:49:25 AM
... is one of the most developed countries in the world. Its per capita GDP, at $49,144 as of 2016, ranks well above any reasonable threshold for developed country status. The country's infant mortality rate is three per 1,000 live births, one of the ...
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.
Pre-term births leading to infant mortality
Pensacola News Journal - 9/21/2016 4:27:09 PM
The infant ... the world. In a number of nations, infants born before 24 weeks or under 500 grams are excluded, while these births are accounted for in the United States. When this standard is applied to United States data, the infant mortality rate ...
'I have a real problem with this': Cot death expert claims parents are being exploited by new baby bed craze... so what do YOU think?
Daily Mail - 9/25/2016 1:06:09 AM
The cardboard 'baby boxes' have been used in Finland since the 1930s and have been credited with giving the country one of the lowest infant mortality rates in the world. US firm, the Baby Box Company now sells similar sleeping boxes for up to $225 in ...
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 ...
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.
India isn't just growing fast, it's much more competitive
CNN Money - 9/28/2016 8:19:14 AM
The country has zoomed higher in a new ranking of global competitiveness by the World Economic Forum ... It has also made significant gains in human welfare: Infant mortality has fallen by half over the previous decade, and life expectancy has increased ...
Studies show that the countries with the most vaccines have the worst infant death rate
healthimpactnews.com - 9/21/2016 11:58:07 PM
why does the most-vaccinated country in the world have such an abysmal infant mortality rate? The rate is so bad that the Centers for Disease Control decided to do its own study on why this could be – but didn’t come up with an answer, although they ...
SEPLAT tackles mortality rate, teaches benefits of child spacing
World Stage - 9/27/2016 5:02:59 PM
In its quest to tackle the high maternal mortality rate in the country and increase the health of pregnant ... healthier children and mothers, better bonding of infant and mother, parents ability to care for their children and a better and more fulfilling ...
Ghana ranked 165th in infant mortality
Ghana Broadcasting Corporation - 9/14/2016 4:25:18 AM
... in a data compiled by the World Health Organization on the health status of nations around the world. The country scored an infant mortality rate of 37.37 in the study conducted this year to assess the number of infant deaths per one thousand live births.
Countries With The Highest Infant Mortality Rates
worldatlas.com - 7/19/2016 11:55:17 PM
In Angola, the country with the highest infant mortality rate, 96 out of 1000 infants born are susceptible to die. An Angolan mother and her children receive healthcare treatment at a United States Agency for International Development (USAID) health clinic.
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 ...
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 ...