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
Increased child mortality linked to decreased government healthcare spending
2 Minute Medicine - 3/1/2015 11:54:05 PM
The decrease in healthcare spending had a greater effect on lower income countries ... as greater rates of infant mortality were seen in all age categories. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Study Rundown: The World Health Organization ...
Infant mortality rate in Michigan higher than the U.S.
Detroit Free Press - 3/1/2015 4:34:26 AM
The mortality rate among African-American infants in Michigan has declined over the last decade, to 13.1, yet remains the fourth highest in the country, and greater than the national rate of 11.2 in 2012. Michigan's Hispanic infant mortality rate ...
Good news on global health: lower infant mortality, better universal health coverage
The Straits Times - 3/2/2015 3:35:59 AM
Given the clouds of pessimism sweeping across the world, it is a good time to ask a simple question ... from 65.3 years in 1990 to 71.5 years in 2013. The rate of infant mortality has decreased from 63 deaths per 1,000 live births in 1990 to 34 in 2013.
Nearly 30 countries 'highly vulnerable' to Ebola-style epidemic - charity
Firstpost - 3/3/2015 3:34:48 AM
the charity compiled an index of the public health systems of the world's poorest countries based on the number of health workers, government spending on health and mortality rates. Somalia ranked lowest with the index finding there is one health worker ...
Beating the Shocking Under-five Mortality Rate
The New Indian Express - 3/3/2015 6:05:07 AM
Based on this Unicef study, the ‘No Child Left Behind’ initiative by World Vision is looking to give every child ... the team hopes to bring about serious policy change. In a country like India, some parents’ faith in witch doctors prevents them ...
Around 30 countries exposed to Ebola: Report
bdnews24 - 3/3/2015 5:03:41 PM
The NGO documents the quality of public healthcare systems, using indicators such as the number of health workers and neonatal mortality rates in the world's 72 poorest countries. Brazil has a good healthcare system despite poor resources, while Somalia ...
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.
Lakes state health initiative helping reduce maternal mortality rates
Sudan Tribune - 2/27/2015 5:05:26 AM
In the past three years safety levels have risen to 100 per cent, said CUAMM country director Chiara Scanagatta. South Sudan has one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the world and women have a one in seven chance of dying from pregnancy related ...
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 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 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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...