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
North Korea needs outside help to cut high infant mortality rate: report
koreatimesus.com - 10/1/2015 11:57:59 PM
based on data provided by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency’s World Factbook, North Korea ranked 74th among 223 countries checked in 2014 in terms of infant mortality, roughly on par with Mongolia. Pyongyang’s infant mortality rate stood at 23.68 ...
US Infant Mortality Rate Higher Than Other Wealthy Countries
The Huffington Post - 6/25/2012 12:06:49 PM
Yet even if we eliminate this racial disparity 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 ...
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 ...
Why young Europeans may live shorter lives than their grandparents: Alcohol and smoking rates are higher than anywhere else in the world... and 60% of the continent is too FAT
Daily Mail - 9/23/2015 4:50:49 PM
The region has the highest rates of drinking and smoking ... the first case in three decades. Infant mortality has fallen to an all-time low but there remains a 10-fold difference between the highest and lowest countries, with 22 deaths per 1,000 ...
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 5:29:39 PM
The abysmal infant mortality rate in the United States compared to ... The infant mortality rates in both Finland and Austria are among the lowest rates in the world. In a paper entitled—”Why Is Infant Mortality in the US Higher Than in Europe?”—
Why Do Babies in America Die More Often Than Babies in Other Rich Countries?
Bloomberg - 10/1/2014 3:54:36 PM
A tragedy for any family, infant deaths also reflect the overall health of a country—infant mortality rates are influenced by the levels of prenatal care, the quality of medical facilities where deliveries take place, and care for infants in the first ...
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 ...
10 States with Highest Infant Mortality Rates
INSIDER MONKEY - 5/2/2015 3:59:41 PM
... of the spectrum – Monaco is a country with the highest life expectancy in the world (89.63 years) and it is also a country with the lowest infant mortality rates in the world, according to estimates made in 2014 (World Factbook). Monaco has only 1 ...
Our infant mortality rate is a national embarrassment
Washington Post - 9/29/2014 6:34:27 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 ...
Report: DC's Infant Death Rate Highest Among Wealthy Countries' Capitals
News Max - 5/5/2015 6:40:46 PM
Washington, D.C., has the highest infant mortality rate in the world when compared to other capital cities in wealthy countries. In a shocking new annual report from Save The Children entitled, "State of the World's Mothers," Washington's infant mortality ...
US surpasses other industrialized countries in infant death rate
World Socialist Web Site - 5/9/2013 3:36:40 PM
That such investments have not been made is an exposure of the indifference of governments and global organizations such as the United Nations and World Bank to the suffering of billions around the world. The high US infant death rate compared to other ...
Europeans are “world champions” at drinking and smoking
BMJ - 9/23/2015 4:07:52 PM
Levels of alcohol consumption, tobacco use, overweight, and obesity are still “alarmingly high” in Europe, a World Health ... best performing country. But the most recent data showed that the region’s lowest infant mortality rate had fallen to ...
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 ...
The healthiest countries in the world
USA Today - 4/3/2015 8:05:50 AM
(Photo: Thinkstock) World Health Day is April 7, and people around the globe are turning their attention to health issues. The global infant mortality rate of 33.6 deaths per ... In order to assess the overall state of a country's health, 24/7 Wall St ...