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
What Milwaukee can learn from poor countries on infant mortality
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - 9/16/2014 4:52:21 AM
Expansive new research in some of the poorest countries of the world has uncovered specific interventions and advances that are helping them reduce maternal and child mortality. Milwaukee's infant mortality rate is worse than that in some Third World ...
UN: Child Mortality Rates Falling, But Nearly 17,000 Kids Die Daily From Mostly Preventable Causes
The Huffington Post - 9/16/2014 11:54:41 AM
The world's highest rate of child mortality was in ... families may swaddle the infant rather than letting mom's body warm the baby and, by resting on her chest, allowing for breastfeeding on demand. How do poor countries take the steps needed to lower ...
Child mortality drops in 2013: UN
Yahoo News - 9/16/2014 8:37:14 PM
Eight countries have succeeded in slashing their child mortality rates by at least two-thirds since 1990: Malawi, Bangladesh, Liberia, Tanzania, Ethiopia, East Timor, Niger and Eritrea. Still, a child born in Angola, which has the world's highest child ...
Ohio's infant mortality rate among highest in nation
The Morning Journal - 9/15/2014 3:37:47 PM
“Ohio had the highest infant mortality rates in the country,” said the Rev. Tim Williams, president of the Lorain City School Board. “Ohio isn’t first at anything. What we’ve found is it does correlate to educational disparity and economic disparity.
Fastest decline in child mortality rates witnessed
m.thehindu.com - 9/16/2014 1:13:26 PM
New data released today (September 16) by the United Nations Organisation show that under-five mortality rates have dropped by 49 per cent ... there are still 17,000 child deaths every day in the world. The neonatal period (0-27 days) is the most ...
How did Malawi, one of the world’s poorest countries, succeed at reducing child mortality?
unicef Blog - 9/16/2014 6:35:33 PM
Since the MDGs were agreed, Malawi has made tremendous progress in lowering child mortality, cutting under-5 deaths by 71%. The country offers real an excellent example for other low-income countries in sub-Saharan Africa and around the world. What I ...
Health officials target infant mortality among minorities
Orlando Sentinel - 9/16/2014 9:20:11 PM
"The problem is approaching epidemic proportions. It's actually higher than the infant mortality rate in some developing countries."
Shelby County has highest infant mortality rate in Tennessee
WREG - 9/3/2014 7:33:55 PM
MEMPHIS , Tenn. — Shelby County has the highest infant mortality rate in the state. “We are much higher than the rest of the state, and also there are parts of the country, and the world,” Dr. Helen Morrow, health officer with the Shelby County ...
More Birthdays For Kids Under Five Around The World
ideastream.org - 9/16/2014 8:44:24 PM
The country's infant mortality rate dropped 91 percent between 1972 and 2012 ... spoke with us about the encouraging trend — and what still needs to be done in parts of the world where children's lives are threatened by unsanitary water, disease and ...
Why is the infant mortality rate in St. Petersburg so high?
MyFox Tampa Bay - 9/12/2014 4:38:36 PM
"It is shocking, and it's sad that in a country where we're so developed and a county where we have so many resources and so many people looking at this issue, that we still have high infant mortality rates," Dr. Sheila Devanesan told FOX 13 News.
Brazil Shows How To Slash Infant Mortality Rates: With Breast Milk Banks Instead Of Formula
The Inquisitr - 9/5/2014 11:56:24 PM
The nation of Brazil has reduced their infant mortality rate by more than two-thirds since 1985 — by ... They have the largest network of breast milk donor banks in the world, and babies are benefiting. “This is one of the most beautiful things in ...
‘Turn trials into triumphs’: Speaker shares message of survival at infant mortality awareness event
Times and Democrat - 9/16/2014 5:56:46 AM
The world needs our ... slightly from the 2011 rate of 7.4. Health disparities can also be seen in data from the Low Country Healthy Start service region. FSLC Director Virginia Berry White said in addition to infant mortality, the agency is concerned ...
Unplanned Out-Of-Hospital Births Increases Infant Mortality Risk
Med India - 9/13/2014 6:24:47 PM
New research reveals that unplanned births out-of-hospital are associated with higher infant ... Statistics Norway. The country now has 51 institutions with birthing centers—down from 158 units in 1972. With more specialized care the perinatal mortality ...
Okla. infant mortality rate continues to decline
Tulsa's Channel 8 - 9/11/2014 4:46:57 PM
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The Oklahoma State Department of Health says the infant mortality rate in the state is declining ... As the Adrian Peterson case makes headlines across the country, a heated debate continues in Oklahoma over whether it is ever ...
Child Mortality UN Report: 17,000 Children Under Five Die Daily from 'Preventable' Causes
International Business Times - 9/16/2014 3:15:07 PM
The global mortality ... world's highest rate of child mortality, despite reducing the number of under-five deaths by 48% since 1990. Currently, there are around 92 deaths per 1,000 live births, almost 15 times the average in the majority of affluent ...