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
US Infant Mortality Rate Higher Than Other Wealthy Countries
The Huffington Post - 6/25/2012 12:06:49 PM
... 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.
China pushes breast-feeding for infant health
Asia One Your Health - 8/4/2015 3:16:48 AM
Globally, about 35 percent of deaths of children under age 5 are attributed to malnutrition, and improving breast-feeding can decrease the infant mortality rate ... World Breast-Feeding Week, which continues through Friday. "China is one of the countries ...
Mortality begins with mom
Morning Journal News - 8/4/2015 4:14:04 AM
Ohio continues to suffer from a higher infant mortality rate than most of the rest of the country. According to the Ohio Department of Health, in 2013 there were 7.4 infant deaths per 1,000 live births in Ohio, compared with an average of 6 per 1,000 ...
10 Countries with Lowest Infant Mortality Rates
INSIDER MONKEY - 5/18/2015 11:37:20 AM
One of the problems the world is facing today is the death of infants at an early age; this article would be discussing the 10 Countries with Lowest Infant Mortality Rates. Infant Mortality is a term used to describe the death of newborn babies within the ...
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 ... 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 ...
U.S. Infant Mortality Rate Worse Than in 40 Other Countries
International Business Times - 8/31/2011 1:36:34 PM
Babies born in the United States have a higher chance of dying in their first month than babies in much of the developed world ... infant mortality rates by 26 percent, or less than the average drop, the United States now lags behind 40 other countries ...
U.S. infant mortality rate higher than developed world’s
Salon - 1/9/2013 11:18:07 AM
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. As to what explains the high ...
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 ...
Rethink Mississippi: These are the Countries with Lower Infant Mortality Rates than Mississippi
Hotty Toddy - 6/23/2015 5:56:58 PM
Nearly 10 out of every 1,000 children do not survive their first year of life, making Mississippi one of the riskiest places to be born in the developed world ... worse than in 75 countries. Black infant mortality rate: 76th By comparison, 6.6 of every ...
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 ...
Top 10 Countries by Infant Mortality Rate
Jagran Josh - 9/22/2011 11:58:53 AM
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.
US surpasses other industrialized countries in infant death rate
World Socialist Web Site - 5/9/2013 3:36:40 PM
“State of the World’s Mothers,” a report from the humanitarian ... The US is not alone in rising infant mortality rates among the developed countries. Canada and Switzerland rank second and third in first-day mortality rates in the industrialized ...
At 8.6%, Pakistan is among countries with highest infant mortality: UNICEF report
The Express Tribune - 1/30/2014 9:12:36 PM
UNICEF released The State of the World’s Children 2014 report on Thursday, ranking Pakistan at 26 in its list of countries with the highest infant mortality rates in the world. The year 2014 is the 25th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of ...
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 ...