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
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 7:45:39 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 ...
Here's Bill Gates' 5-Step Plan For Drastically Cutting Infant Mortality
The Business Insider - 1/22/2015 5:58:17 PM
One of their most ambitious goals is to cut the mortality rate of children under age ... is unevenly distributed around the world. According to the IGME, about half of all under-5 deaths occur in only five countries: India, Nigeria, Pakistan, the ...
Health of any country can be assessed by IMR & MMR statistics: CM
Day & Night News - 1/19/2015 5:58:51 AM
Monday, January 19, 2015, Chandigarh: Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar today said the health report card of any country could be assessed by its statistics of Infant Mortality Rate ... the help of agencies like World Health Organization (WHO ...
Reducing infant mortality: UDWI REMC funds Sweet Dreams Baby Bundles at Greene County General
Greene County Daily World - 1/19/2015 5:11:44 PM
In 2013, the country's infant mortality rate was 3 deaths per 1,000 births. Infant mortality rates in Indiana are exceptionally high with 6.7 deaths per 1,000 infants. According to the most recent data provided by the Indiana State Health Department ...
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 ...
'Centering' program could help reduce infant mortality
Inde Online - 1/25/2015 2:34:17 PM
Ohio has one of the highest and most disparate infant mortality rates in the country. Stark County is no exception. Ohio has one of the highest and most disparate infant mortality rates in the country. Stark County is no exception. The infant mortality ...
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 ...
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 ...
Concerted efforts required to reduce infant deaths – Amissah-Arthur
Ghana News Agency - 1/26/2015 3:59:00 PM
Sunyani, Jan 26, GNA - Mrs Matilda Amissah-Arthur, the Second Lady, on Monday called for concerted efforts from the general public, to drastically reduce newborn deaths in the country. She expressed regret that newborn mortality rate remained high ...
Antibiotic-resistant bacteria causing epidemic of infant deaths in India may spread globally
Natural News - 1/20/2015 3:20:11 AM
India's infant mortality rate is staggering, accounting for nearly a third of the yearly world total. Of the 800,000 infant deaths per year in the country, around 58,000 are caused by antibiotic-resistant infections. A number of factors have contributed to ...
A peep into Zambia’s mortality trends
Times of Zambia - 1/24/2015 3:32:45 PM
Improvements in health, reduced fertility, and shifts in the world’s age patterns ... life lost to disability, and rates of premature mortality and illness. To make these data as useful and relevant to policymakers and country leaders as possible ...
U.S. Infant Mortality Rate Worse Than in 40 Other Countries
International Business Times - 8/31/2011 1:36:34 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 ...
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 ...
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 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 ...