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
New mothers to be given Finnish-style baby boxes for the first time to reduce cot deaths
Daily Mail - 6/29/2016 10:42:57 AM
They've been hailed as the reason why Finland has one of the lowest infant mortality rates in the world. Now Finnish-style 'baby boxes ... to the reduction in the infant mortality rate in the country. The rate fell from 65 infant deaths per 1,000 ...
Effort aims to decrease death rate of infants
Toledo Blade - 6/29/2016 4:23:34 AM
Its infant mortality rate exceeds 16 deaths per 1,000, surpassing the infant-mortality rates in third-world countries such as Syria, Jordan, Albania, and Mexico. “In these four ZIP Codes you will find every single factor, in triplicate, that results in ...
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.
West African countries have highest rate of infant mortality in Africa
aps.dz - 6/16/2016 1:43:01 PM
the UNICEF representative said that if the "lowest" rate is recorded in the North African countries, the West countries lead the field by two deaths among children under 5. Malnutrition and diarrheal diseases are the main causes of the infant mortality ...
Preventable Child Deaths Not Always Linked to Poorest Countries: UNICEF
Inter Press Service - 6/29/2016 2:21:53 AM
Millions of children still die before reaching their fifth birthday every year, according to the 2016 State of The World ... child mortality. The picture is unequal within rich countries too. The United States has a higher infant mortality rate than ...
Finnish Baby Boxes: London NHS Trust First In The UK To Launch Trend To Combat Infant Mortality
Huffington Post UK - 6/29/2016 9:02:44 AM
Queen Charlotte and Chelsea Hospital, part of Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, will be carrying out the first UK trial of the tradition, which it hopes will reduce the infant mortality rate ... World Bank. The UK ranks 22nd out of 50 European ...
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 ...
UNICEF Reports Dramatic Drop In Infant Mortality And Extreme Poverty
Realtime Business News - 6/28/2016 10:01:11 AM
Global under-five mortality rates have been ... equal numbers in 129 countries, and the number of people living in extreme poverty worldwide is almost half what it was in the 1990s, says the UNICEF report titled The State of the World's Children, the ...
Lafayette infant mortality rate low
Suwannee Democrat - 6/23/2016 1:49:02 PM
Cody added that if you want to look at the health of a country, you would look at the infant mortality rate. Florida is ranked 26 in the United States. Lafayette County’s infant mortality rate per 1,000 births for 2012-2014 was zero and for 2011-2013 was ...
Tarrant County continues to battle high infant mortality rate
Star Telegram - 6/20/2016 3:29:49 AM
The area is one of several parts of Tarrant County where the infant mortality rate, a measurement of how many babies die ... Fort Worth wasn’t alone in the discovery. “Even the world’s best prenatal care can’t reverse a lifetime of unhealthy ...
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 ...
Why the World Is Better Than You Think in 10 Powerful Charts
Singularity Hub Blog - 6/27/2016 4:43:14 PM
When I published Abundance: The Future is Better Than You Think in February 2012, I included about 80 charts in the back of the book showing very strong evidence that the world is ... under-five mortality rates have dropped by 50%. Infant mortality rates ...
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. What’s more troubling is that ...
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 infant mortality rates in both Finland and Austria are among the lowest rates in the world. In a paper entitled—”Why ... infant mortality numbers to the level of the Scandinavian countries. While the researchers found that “unmarried mothers ...
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 ...