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
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 ...
Infant Mortality Rate Down But More Work Needed, Says Health Department
Memphis Flyer - 5/20/2015 11:59:25 PM
In 2005, when a series of Commercial Appeal articles was published, the infant mortality rate (IMR) for Shelby County was 14.9 deaths per 1,000 live births. The county was ranked third-highest in the country and ... Agency's 2014 World Fact Book data.
Ohio religious leaders say budget cuts could worsen infant mortality rates
WKSU News - 5/26/2015 8:31:52 PM
Edgar says Ohio already has one of the highest infant mortality rates in the country. Ohio ranks 47th among the 50 states for overall infant mortality and 50th for African-American infant mortality.
Taxes on goods and services 'linked with increased infant mortality'
Medical Xpress - 5/18/2015 10:47:13 AM
A new study published in The Lancet suggests that taxes on goods and services could potentially increase infant ... rate of infant mortality at around one death per 2,000 live births. The report's publication coincides with the convening of the World ...
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.
Kasich must preserve Medicaid to improve state's infant mortality rate: Letter to the Editor
Cleveland - 5/26/2015 9:47:37 AM
Ohio has one of the worst infant mortality rates in the country. Prenatal care is proven to reduce risks of premature labor and infant death. Children who are born prematurely frequently suffer from lifelong health problems and disabilities-incurring ...
Rockwood students aim to fight hunger in Third World countries
St. Louis Post-Dispatch - 5/19/2015 10:53:12 AM
Because of system struggles, countries like Kenya are considered Third World countries. In Kenya, the infant mortality rate is 41/1,000. Infant mortality rate is how many babies out of 1,000 are born healthy but die before they reach the age of 1.
Government to form labour room guidelines to reduce Maternal Mortality Rates
Economic Times - 5/26/2015 10:23:25 AM
and infant mortality rate (IMR) in the country. A recent review by Union Health Ministry officials have observed that "infrastructure of labour rooms and quality of service delivery requires improvement" in government facilities, said a senior Health ...
U.S. Infant Mortality Rate Worse Than in 40 Other Countries
International Business Times - 8/31/2011 1:36:34 PM
Researchers at the World Health Organization ... but because it curtailed infant mortality rates by 26 percent, or less than the average drop, the United States now lags behind 40 other countries including Lithuania, Israel and Cuba. American newborns ...
Haryana Prepares Action Plan to Reduce Infant Mortality Rate
The New Indian Express - 5/19/2015 7:18:27 AM
CHANDIGARH: Expressing concern over Haryana's Infant Mortality Rate (IMR), the state government today said ... In addition, various experts from Government of India, World Health Organisation, US agency for International Development (USAID), Non ...
US Ranks Behind 25 Other Countries in Infant Mortality
Live Science - 9/24/2014 2:34:01 AM
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 ...
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 abysmal infant mortality rate in the United States compared ... between the rates in the U.S. and the European countries were “essentially unchanged.” Join us in our effort to change our world with Empowering Narratives. Share this empowering ...
Indonesia and World Bank Group to join forces to reduce child stunting and maternal mortality
WebWire - 5/22/2015 2:24:23 PM
In an effort to fight two major health issues – childhood stunting and women dying during childbirth --Indonesia and the World ... a maternal mortality rate of 190 out of 100,000 live births. Both rates are very high for a middle-income country.
U.S. infant mortality rate higher than developed world’s
Salon - 1/9/2013 11:13:56 PM
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 ...
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 ...