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
Liberia Records Highest Infant Mortality Rate
AllAfrica - 3/25/2015 12:34:13 PM
The Assistant Minister for Curative Services at the Ministry of Health in Monrovia, Dr. Saye Dahn Bawo, says Liberia's infant mortality rate is the highest in the world. Speaking Monday ... the challenge of reversing the country's huge death rate.
Serbia first in Europe by cancer mortality rate, main reason: NATO
InSerbia - 3/26/2015 8:22:29 AM
BELGRADE – Serbia ranks as first in Europe by the cancer mortality rate, which grows an average 2.5 percent every year, making the problem of malignant tumors in our country very serious ... more than in the rest of the world, he said.
Is A Box The Answer To Indiana’s High Infant Mortality Rate?
Indiana Public Media - 3/21/2015 10:15:47 AM
But on the other side of the Atlantic, Finland repeatedly boasts one of the lowest infant mortality rates in the world — the country saw only 2 per 1,000 infants die in 2013, according to data from United Nations institution World Bank. That rate ...
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.
India has lot more to do in implementing MDGs: Jagat Prakash Nadda
Economic Times - 3/27/2015 2:04:54 PM
Nadda said India has emerged as one of the best performing states vis-a-vis the MDGs as both Maternal Mortality Rate (MMR) and Infant ... world," he told the Indian media here. But at the same time India's parameters were still lower than other countries ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Maternal Mortality Ratio on decline since 2007: Govt
Zee News - 3/17/2015 12:15:04 PM
Health Minister J P Nadda said in a written reply that as per Sample Registration System (SRS) 2013, the Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) in the country is 40 per 1000 live births which translates into death of an estimated 10.68 lakh children up to the age of ...
U.S. infant mortality rate higher than developed world’s
Salon - 1/9/2013 11:13:56 PM
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. What’s more troubling is that ...
10 countries with the worst retirement security
Yahoo Finance - 3/24/2015 3:12:53 PM
The study is based on data from the World Bank and World Health Organization, among other sources. The countries are measured on criteria ... which results in low life expectancy and high infant mortality rates,” the report said. At the other end of ...
Investing In Girls' Education Around The World
Huffpost Live - 3/15/2015 11:58:57 PM
and they have lower maternal and infant-mortality rates and lower rates of HIV/AIDS. Every additional year of education can increase a girl’s earning power by 10% to 20%; and sending more girls to school can boost an entire country’s economy.
‘False Witnesses’ Publish Deeply Flawed Study on Abortion Mortality in Mexico
RH Reality Check - 3/25/2015 12:41:22 PM
The selected exemption for fetal anomaly cannot possibly by itself show any trends or differences in abortion mortality rates between states. That’s because abortions due to fetal abnormality are always a tiny minority of abortions in any country.