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
India's infant mortality rate is alarming: PM Modi
Zee News - 10/25/2014 6:17:56 PM
Mumbai: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday inaugurated a hospital in Mumbai and said that India's high child mortality rate is serious issue ... clean drinking water to prevent diseases in the country. The prime minister also talked about the ...
Global infant mortality trends and attributable determinants -an ecological study using data from 192 countries for the period 1990-2011
7th Space - 10/19/2014 2:25:50 AM
Infant mortality rate (IMR ... when tailoring time-appropriate interventions at a global, regional, and country level. Methods: Data for 192 countries were extracted from the World Bank Development Indicator database for the period 1990?
Ebola cases top 10,000, mortality rate at nearly half
Tidewater Review - 10/25/2014 3:18:58 PM
The death toll from the Ebola epidemic rose to 4,922 out of 10,141 known cases in eight countries through Oct. 23, the World Health Organization (WHO ... while the death rate is thought to be about 70 percent of all cases. The WHO has said that many ...
Here's Why Infant Mortality Is So High In The US
The Business Insider - 10/20/2014 4:57:58 PM
... between the US and the two European countries are almost entirely accounted for by looking at infant deaths between the first month and the first year after birth. Cumulative infant mortality rates are higher in the US at every stage — at birth ...
The 10 Least Livable Countries
24/7 Wall ST - 10/25/2014 8:09:29 AM
... life expectancy or higher rates of infant and child mortality than Central African Republic. The country also spends very little on health care, and it had one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the world, at 890 deaths per 100,000 live births ...
Infant mortality is worrying: PM Modi at inauguration of HN Reliance Foundation Hospital
One India News - 10/25/2014 6:03:37 PM
Expressing his concern about the high infant mortality rate in the country the PM said, "The number of infants dying is worrying." The hospital, in its 90th year, has been completely rebuilt by Reliance Foundation, into a modern 19-storey tower with two ...
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 ...
Breastfeeding can reduce rate of child mortality, say health experts
Dawn - 10/25/2014 1:57:15 AM
QUETTA: Health experts have said that breastfeeding can reduce child mortality rate ... parts of the country, he added. Nadeem Shahid, manager of Save the Children’s Advocacy and Campaign section, underlined the need for establishing an infant feeding ...
Infant Mortality Rate Higher in United States Than in European Countries
Guardian LV - 9/26/2014 10:27:04 PM
The infant mortality rate is higher in the United States than it is in European countries according to a recent government report. This means that in America, more babies are dying before they reach the age of one year than in other parts of the world.
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 ...
Innovative device checks newborn mortality
Vanguard - 10/23/2014 10:38:00 PM
At 528 deaths per day or 996 deaths per 100,000 live births according to the 2008 NDHS, Nigeria has one of the highes newborn mortality rates in the world. Findings show that ... Africa where high maternal and infant mortality can be addressed through ...
Life Expectancy in Iran and Other Countries
Iranian LLC - 10/22/2014 11:57:56 PM
In countries with high infant mortality rates, life expectancy at birth is highly ... the agency said in Thursday’s report, World Health Statistics 2014. In comparison, males born in Canada in 1990 could expect to live to 74 and females to 81 on average.
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 ...
Narendra Modi expresses concern about prevailing maternal mortality rates in India
Daily News and Analysis - 10/25/2014 2:43:11 PM
Describing neonatal and maternal mortality rates as a matter of grave ... lakhs of school children created a new world record by collectively washing their hands on Global Handwashing Day. "Time has come for the country to start from here," he said.
Ebola cases reach 10,000 • mortality rate approaching 50%
Malta Today - 10/25/2014 2:07:23 PM
with the mortality rate now approaching 50%. According to the World Health Organisation, the death toll had risen to 4,922 out of 10,141 known cases globally in eight countries as at 23 October. Those figures show about 200 new cases since the last report ...