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 dips
Firstpost - 7/17/2014 6:50:38 PM
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) India has seen a dip in its infant mortality ... billion people in the country. There are also wild differences in health facilities available to people as evident by the fact that the infant mortality rate - a key human ...
Infant Mortality Rate Dropping in India, Says Report
The New Indian Express - 7/18/2014 12:34:13 AM
NEW DELHI: The infant mortality rate in Kerala was only 66 per one lakh births ... which focuses on healthcare standards and quality of medical infrastructure in the country, was released on Thursday. The cases of coronary heart disease is estimated ...
Infant Mortality Rate in Odisha Higher Than National Average
Med India - 7/21/2014 5:34:18 PM
Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan has said that Odisha's infant and maternal mortality rates are higher than the national average ... the dream of accomplishing the health goals of the country into a reality. He told the faculty members, "You are ...
AIDS mortality rate rising by 11 per cent annually in Pakistan: report
Pakistan Today - 7/22/2014 8:07:37 AM
Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS) is claiming more lives in Pakistan than ever, says a first-of-its-kind analysis of trend data from 188 countries ... world. From 2000 to 2013, Pakistan reduced its malaria mortality ...
Odisha’s infant mortality rate higher than national average
freepressjournal.in - 7/21/2014 6:42:54 AM
Bhubaneswar: Reviewing the state’s health services profile, Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan has said that Odisha’s infant and maternal mortality rates are higher than ... the health goals of the country into a reality. He told the faculty ...
HIV/Aids mortality rate rising by 11pc annually in Pakistan: report
Dawn - 7/22/2014 5:22:58 AM
From 2000 to 2013, the country averaged a 15 per cent annual ... trends in annual malaria cases and deaths throughout the world. From 2000 to 2013, Pakistan reduced its malaria mortality rates by an average of 4.6pc each year, recording 3,160 malaria ...
Finland supports new moms with an amazing box of baby supplies
Mother Nature Network MNN - 7/22/2014 1:19:35 AM
Seventy-five years ago, Finland had one of the highest infant mortality rates in the world. But that rate has dropped considerably over the past several decades thanks in part to a government program that supports new moms. And it all starts with a box.
The World's 25 Most Fragile States
The Business Insider - 7/9/2014 3:11:03 PM
Sixty-four percent of its population is under the age of 25 and the country has some of the highest infant mortality rates in the world. REUTERS/Siegfried Modola 19. NIGER (tie): With almost seven children born to every woman, this West African country ...
US Infant Mortality Rate Higher Than Other Wealthy Countries
The Huffington Post - 6/25/2012 4:03:02 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.
UNICEF Infant Mortality Report 2012 Ranks Countries With Highest And Lowest Infant Mortality Rates (PHOTOS)
The Huffington Post - 9/14/2012 5:33:06 PM
Scroll through some of the world's best and worst countries for infants below. Note: Of the 12 countries that have the lowest rates of infant mortality, numbers 12 to 2, all have a uniform ranking. Like
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 Five Countries with Highest Rates of Maternal Mortality
International Business Times - 5/6/2014 12:02:06 PM
As the World ... mortality rate (MMR) was calculated by taking into consideration the deaths of women while pregnant or within 42 days of termination of pregnancy, from any cause related to or aggravated by the pregnancy or its management. Of the 40 ...
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 ...
7 Countries With The Lowest Mortality Rates
Silicon India - 5/2/2014 10:40:56 AM
Japanese women have the second highest life expectancy as compared to any country in the world, according to Japan's health ministry. The homicide rate and infant mortality rate are also less in Japan. Since, the Japanese are health conscious, they rely ...