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
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Innovative device checks newborn mortality
Vanguard - 10/25/2014 11:54:22 PM
At 528 deaths per day or 996 deaths per 100,000 live births according to the 2008 NDHS, Nigeria has one of the highest 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.
India’s infant mortality rate is alarming: Modi
Nagaland Post - 10/25/2014 7:22:21 PM
Prime Minister Narendra Modi Saturday said that India’s high child mortality rate is serious issue ... on the need of supply of clean drinking water to prevent diseases in the country. The prime minister also talked about the ‘Make in India ...
The 10 Most Livable Countries Right Now
The Huffington Post - 10/25/2014 5:56:27 PM
According to the index, Norway is the most livable country in the world, while Niger is the least livable ... almost certainly, high mortality rates for infants and young children. Sierra Leone, which had the lowest life expectancy, also had the highest ...
Mexico, among the 5 Countries that Provide The Best Health Care In The World
The Yucatan Times - 10/28/2014 9:56:17 PM
the infant mortality rate, life expectancy, and public-health expenditure as a percentage of a country’s GDP. France comes in first in this category as the best country in the world for health care. According to the World Health Organization,France has ...
U.S. infant mortality rates higher than other countries
ON YOUR SIDE - 9/25/2014 11:39:50 PM
The report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this week says the United States has a higher infant mortality rate than 25 other countries. The higher rate is driven by a greater proportion of premature births and deaths of full-term ...
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 ...
Nigeria: FG, UNDP, UNFPA Want Improved Collaboration to Cut Mortality Rate
AllAfrica - 10/27/2014 9:04:22 AM
Sulaiman, who commended the founding fathers of the organisation for their visionary leadership that led to its establishment 20 years ago, identified high maternal mortality rate ... member-countries in their efforts to reducing poverty, infant mortality ...
Why Do Babies in America Die More Often Than Babies in Other Rich Countries?
Businessweek - 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 ...
What Milwaukee can learn from poor countries on infant mortality
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - 9/16/2014 4:16:33 AM
Expansive new research in some of the poorest countries of the world has uncovered specific interventions and advances that are helping them reduce maternal and child mortality. Milwaukee's infant mortality rate is worse than that in some Third World ...