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
To Reduce Infant Mortality, U.S. Cities Adopt the Finland Way
Governing - 11/30/2016 11:58:01 AM
Despite being a first-world country, the United States has a worse infant mortality rate than some second- and third-world countries. In fact, it has one of the highest rates of babies dying before their first birthday of any developed nation. In Detroit ...
Infant Mortality Rose 1.3% Last Year
m.motherjones.com - 12/8/2016 11:41:22 AM
And this, in particular, is disturbing: Infant mortality in the US is already far higher than it is in the rest of the developed world. It's under ... The only OECD countries with higher infant mortality rates have per-capita incomes less than half ours.
Fidel Castro’s Cuban Legacy: True Democracy Of Good Health Care, Low Infant Mortality, High Literacy & Ecosocialism
Counter Currents - 12/1/2016 5:08:48 AM
The UN Population Division provides detailed demographic data for essentially every country in the world since 1950 i.e. data on population, death rate, birth rate, population breakdown, under-5 infant mortality rate . For “good outcome”, low ...
How Midwifery Scheme that Reduced Infant, Maternal Mortality was Jettisoned
This Day Live - 12/8/2016 1:40:04 AM
The World ... mortality was in an all-time high across the country. For instance, in Kano State, hospital-based maternal mortality was between 3000 and 4000 per 100,000 live births, while in Lagos State, where everyone would think the mortality rate ...
PNG to effectively ban home births in bid to reduce high maternal, infant mortality rates
ABC Online - 11/29/2016 2:29:32 PM
Papua New Guinea's Prime Minister is proposing drastic measures to reduce the country's shockingly high maternal and infant mortality rates. 1,500 women die in ... Audio: Listen to Eric Tlozek's story (The World Today) "If we've got the money, let's ...
Three of Cuba's Major Medical Achievements
WBAL 1090AM - 11/30/2016 2:18:12 AM
(HAVANA) -- Despite being an island largely cut off from much of the world due to a decades-long embargo ... of pregnant women by the end of their first trimester with rates of infant mortality less than 5 per 1000 births; and chronic disease control ...
$10M Expansion Aims to Curb Child Mortality
The Cambodia Daily - 11/29/2016 12:39:10 AM
“The goal is to train staff from provincial referral hospitals and health centers” across the country, so they can provide quality obstetric care, said Buth Sophin, a doctor at the center. Last year, Cambodia’s infant mortality rate was about 25 per ...
Fidel Castro: Death-dodger
American Thinker - 11/27/2016 7:22:24 AM
This was Cuba before Castro's policies destroyed it: In the 1950's Cuba was, socially and economically, a relatively advanced country, certainly by Latin American standards and, in some areas, by world standards. Cuba's infant mortality rate was the best ...
Is Health Care In America Really So Bad?
The Huffington Post - 12/7/2016 11:42:33 AM
The World Health Organization's Problematic Ranking of Health Care Systems," CATO Institute, February 28, 2008) Infant mortality is defined differently depending on the country. Since the definitions differ, it is not surprising that the mortality rates ...
Fidel Castro and the left that always carried his bags
babalublog.com - 11/27/2016 1:34:38 PM
This was Cuba before Castro’s policies destroyed it: In the 1950’s Cuba was, socially and economically, a relatively advanced country, certainly by Latin American standards and, in some areas, by world standards. Cuba’s infant mortality rate was the ...
Health of the U.S. falls behind peer countries
Ashtabula Star-Beacon - 11/29/2016 12:24:51 AM
the United States has the highest infant mortality rate and also ranks poorly on other birth outcomes, such as low birth weight. Also, American children are less likely to live to age 5 than children in other high-income countries. Looking at deaths ...
Guest opinion: Better health care a must for minorites, poor
Daily Herald - 12/3/2016 4:55:06 PM
However, more than 50 countries in the world have better infant mortality rates. In recent years, the infant mortality rate for non-Hispanic black women has been roughly two and a half times the rate for non-Hispanic white women. The leading countries have ...
Is water birth the next technique to saving lives of women in Ghana?
Ghana Business News - 11/29/2016 6:32:54 PM
... Mortality Estimation Inter-Agency Group of the World Health Organisation. However, another report, the Ghana Demographic and Health Survey (GDHS) shows that infant mortality rate for the country has declined in the last 25 years. “This decline is ...
Bill helps out Petland, limits minimum wage
The Columbus Dispatch - 12/8/2016 12:17:10 PM
“Ohio is competing with the rest of the country and, indeed, the rest of the world for ... The House passed a package of initiatives aimed at reducing Ohio’s strikingly high infant mortality rate, including the elimination of the sale of crib bumpers.