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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Healthcare demand in India rising; country will need 3.5m hospital beds, 3m doctors by 2034
thenewsreports.com - 1/28/2015 7:06:55 AM
Several factors have resulted in poor health outcomes such as low life expectancy, high infant and maternal mortality rates. To bring about a winning ... India can also leverage its strength as a world leader in vaccine manufacturing (it contributes ...
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 ...
World Bank lauds Himachal for reducing poverty
The Tribune India - 1/28/2015 8:35:48 PM
Himachal Pradesh has made great strides in reducing poverty and attaining best human development outcomes, but female child sex ratio, under-nutrition in children and an ageing population still remain issues of concern, says a new World Bank report.
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 ...
'Centering' program could help reduce infant mortality
Canton Repository - 1/25/2015 2:55:46 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 ...
State official targets infoant mortality
Insurance News Net - 1/28/2015 11:13:17 PM
"I could not be more excited about this happening because we're going to see our infant mortality ... rates increase if the mother is obese or smokes -- two areas where Indiana struggles. The state has the 9th highest obesity rate in the country as two ...
Local infant-mortality rates worse in nation
Vindy.com - 1/20/2015 2:08:36 AM
but that’s largely because of the sky-high black infant-mortality rate of 23.7. That’s almost triple the state’s death rate for all babies (7.8) and is higher than Third World countries such as Algeria (22.6), Belize (20.8) and Paraguay (21.5 ...
Finns' conception of world poverty is gloomier than reality
helsinkitimes.fi - 1/23/2015 11:55:00 PM
In reality, the share of the poor among the world's ... know that the infant mortality rate has fallen by one-half during roughly the same period. Finns are the gloomiest when asked to estimate what share of children in developing countries go to school ...
Govt urged to address pregnancy, infant mortality issues
The News International - 1/29/2015 2:40:53 AM
Child mortality ... and infant health.” He stressed doctors and those involved in maternity process ought to learn that child delivery was a science and should to be taken seriously. “A child must be made to cry soon after coming into the world.
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 ...