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
Infant mortality down‚ life expectancy up
Himalayan Times - 9/1/2014 10:13:46 PM
Country’s progress can also be seen in the field of maternal and neonatal health services as the data shows infant mortality rate has fallen to 46 from ... indicators for more than 200 countries. “World population is forecast to rise from 7.2 billion ...
Zimbabwe's Infant, Maternal Mortality Rates Drop
Voice of America - 8/29/2014 1:13:18 PM
According to research findings released Friday, Zimbabwe’s infant and maternal mortality rates have declined by 20 and 36 percent ... is well with early child care in the southern African country. “Let us keep in mind that, yes, we have won battles ...
Mortality attributable to tobacco among men in Sweden and other European countries: an analysis of data in a WHO report
7th Space - 9/1/2014 2:28:29 PM
The recent WHO Global Report: Mortality Attributable to Tobacco provides a unique set of estimates of the health burden of tobacco in all countries of the world in the year 2004 ... in terms of ratios of death rates attributable to tobacco.
Child death rate now lower, but maternal mortality up
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 8/22/2014 8:42:26 AM
By 2011, the under-five mortality rate had dropped to 30 and the infant mortality rate had dropped to 22 ... released 2014 revealed that Philippines is one of the top 10 countries in the world with the greatest gap in equality for newborn deaths between ...
Karnataka Has a Long Way to Go in Arresting Infant Mortality Rate
The New Indian Express - 8/31/2014 10:43:35 PM
BANGALORE: Taking note of recent reports in Express over the spurt in infant mortality rate (IMR) in Gulbarga ... which is the second-lowest in the country after Goa, with an IMR of 10. According to experts, an IMR of 32 roughly translates to 3,000 ...
Black infant death rates down, but gap persists
The Boston Globe - 8/29/2014 3:26:19 AM
But three months into her pregnancy, a cousin told her about city health department nurses who help mothers navigate pregnancy and the months that follow, part of a campaign to reduce the troubling infant mortality rate among ... a range of world-renowned ...
Infant mortality and Mongolian population growth
Ubpost Banner - 8/27/2014 11:59:55 PM
How did they all allow infant mortality to increase by 10 percent? In 1990, the World Health Organization set a Millennium Development Goal to decrease mortality rates in children aged 0 to 5 by 30 percent in 1,000 live births. Mongolia has the duty to ...
PH 'likely' to meet education, infant mortality MDGs
Rappler - 8/21/2014 1:05:29 AM
These 4 MDGs are: Achieving universal primary education Reducing child mortality Promoting gender ... reflected the discrepancy between the country's growing gross domestic product (GDP) and the employment rate. While the GDP grew from 6.8% to 7.2% from ...
Addressing infant mortality
Eaton Register Herald - 8/28/2014 10:29:51 AM
According to humanitarian organization Save the Children, the United States has the highest first-day death rate for infants among industrialized countries – more ... ranking 48th in the nation for infant mortality and 50th for infant mortality among ...
Sen. Sherrod Brown to announce new legislation aiming to curb infant mortality in Ohio
WCPO - 8/21/2014 3:10:10 PM
A report released on August 13 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says Ohio's infant mortality rate was the fifth worst in the country in 2011, and the worst state for African American infant deaths. The report shows that 1,087 Ohio ...
GCC infant mortality rate lowest in Arab world
Gulf News - 12/27/2002 11:59:32 PM
GCC countries have the unique distinction of registering the lowest infant mortality rate in the Arab world and the highest life expectancy rate averaging 74.38 years, with women outliving men by a mean average ratio of 4.5 years, according to a recent ...
Infant Mortality in Detroit Rivals Many Third World Countries
Global Research - 1/31/2014 11:56:03 PM
The infant mortality rate is so high that it actually rivals that of many third world countries. “It’s infuriating, because we know we can change the trajectory of these numbers,” said Kristen McDonald, vice president of program and policy for the ...
Top 10 countries with most improved child mortality rates
The Christian Science Monitor - 5/23/2010 11:59:37 PM
Today, no country has an under-5 mortality rate that high, according to IHME estimates. In Ethiopia, the under-5 mortality rate in 1990 was 202 per 1,000 live births, one of the highest rates in the world. Over the next two decades that fell by half ...
Top Five Countries with Highest Rates of Maternal Mortality
International Business Times - 5/6/2014 12:02:06 PM
As the World health Organisation ... India along with nine other countries accounts for 60% global maternal deaths. Around 40,000 pregnant women died in Nigeria in 2013, WHO said. In Nigeria maternal mortality rate can reach up to 3,200 women ...
Expert says infant mortality rate near University Circle exceeds that of some Third World countries: PolitiFact Ohio
Cleveland Plain Dealer - 4/12/2013 1:59:50 PM
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 ...