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
Shelby County has highest infant mortality rate in Tennessee
WREG - 9/3/2014 7:33:55 PM
MEMPHIS , Tenn. — Shelby County has the highest infant mortality rate in the state. “We are much higher than the rest of the state, and also there are parts of the country, and the world,” Dr. Helen Morrow, health officer with the Shelby County ...
Why is the infant mortality rate in St. Petersburg so high?
MyFox Tampa Bay - 9/12/2014 4:38:36 PM
"It is shocking, and it's sad that in a country where we're so developed and a county where we have so many resources and so many people looking at this issue, that we still have high infant mortality rates," Dr. Sheila Devanesan told FOX 13 News.
Proposed program is designed to improve Ohio’s infant mortality rate
The Daily Reporter - 9/15/2014 3:41:57 AM
“At 6.11 per 1,000 live births, the United States’ infant mortality rate is worse than many developed countries. Ohio, however, is worse than the country’s overall rate at 7.9 per 1,000 live births,” Jones said. “That puts us at 48th in the 50 state
Unplanned Out-Of-Hospital Births Increases Infant Mortality Risk
Med India - 9/13/2014 6:24:47 PM
New research reveals that unplanned births out-of-hospital are associated with higher infant ... Statistics Norway. The country now has 51 institutions with birthing centers—down from 158 units in 1972. With more specialized care the perinatal mortality ...
Brazil Shows How To Slash Infant Mortality Rates: With Breast Milk Banks Instead Of Formula
The Inquisitr - 9/5/2014 11:56:24 PM
The nation of Brazil has reduced their infant mortality rate by more than two-thirds since 1985 — by ... They have the largest network of breast milk donor banks in the world, and babies are benefiting. “This is one of the most beautiful things in ...
SC moms gather, focus on issue of infant mortality
WIS-TV - 9/12/2014 8:46:09 AM
The Times and Democrat of Orangeburg reports (http://bit.ly/1AvL5Nz) that Friday's event is being sponsored by the Low Country Healthy Start program ... In 2012, South Carolina's infant mortality rate was 7.6 per 1,000 births. That year, there were ...
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.
Expert says infant mortality rate near University Circle exceeds that of some Third World countries
Politi Fact - 4/3/2013 11:57:29 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 ...
Ohio has worst African American infant mortality rate in country
Local 12 WKRC Cincinnati - 9/2/2014 8:53:51 PM
CINCINNATI (WKRC) -- Ohio now has the worst African American infant mortality rate in the country. That was one of the reasons leaders in the city of Cincinnati have earmarked money to fight the problem. Cincinnati city council members heard from Cradle ...
U.S. Infant Mortality Rate Worse Than in 40 Other Countries
International Business Times - 8/31/2011 11:09:13 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 ...
Agencies get $1M to fight infant mortality
Robesonian - 9/12/2014 5:35:52 PM
The national Healthy Start program targets parts of the country with high infant mortality rates, like rural areas, the United States-Mexico border and American Indian communities. According to Little, the grant is z major boost for UNCP’s program.
Infant Mortality Rates Are Higher in Countries with Less Economic Freedom
The Heritage Foundation - 9/12/2013 5:46:24 PM
The Heritage Foundation is the nation’s most broadly supported public policy research institute, with hundreds of thousands of individual, foundation and corporate donors. Heritage, founded in February 1973, has a staff of 275 and an annual expense ...
Global infant mortality rates slashed
Sydney Morning Herald - 9/13/2012 6:14:15 AM
Countries in Australia's region have achieved some of ... had reduced the cost of some immunisations and treatments had helped drive down the infant mortality rates, Dr Gillespie said. The long-term strategy to improve education for girls was also paying ...
At 8.6%, Pakistan is among countries with highest infant mortality: UNICEF report
The Express Tribune - 1/30/2014 9:12:36 PM
UNICEF released The State of the World’s Children 2014 report on Thursday, ranking Pakistan at 26 in its list of countries with the highest infant mortality rates in the world. The year 2014 is the 25th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of ...
The UK’s infant mortality rate is a national scandal – and yet the country shows no sign of caring
The Independent - 5/4/2014 6:38:10 PM
According to a new report by the esteemed Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) in Seattle, rates of under-five childhood ... the most nurturing and the safest country in the world for children. Four years later, we are here.