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. 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, 2020See also: Infant mortality rate map
Detroit's infant mortality rate made a historic drop. Here's why
Detroit News - 5/6/2021 3:41:00 AM
Officials explained why Detroit's infant mortality rate — once the nation's highest, exceeding many Third World countries — fell.
Why infant mortality plunged in Detroit, a school bus donation, standoff in Rochester
WJBK - 5/6/2021 12:20:00 PM
NEWS HIT - Detroit and Michigan celebrated a major milestone Wednesday when they announced the infant mortality rate in the city had fallen to a 20-year-low. According to the state health department,
China's maternal mortality rate continues to decrease
Xinhua - 4/29/2021 1:58:00 PM
The infant mortality rate was 5.4 per 1,000 in 2020 ... China's core indicators of maternal and child health also rank top among middle- and upper-income countries in the world, she added. In the last five years, the commission has improved policies ...
Campaign Brings Attention To High Rates Of Infant, Mother Mortality
SFGate - 4/27/2021 6:04:00 AM
The leading cause of infant mortality among this community is preterm birth, when a child is born before the 37-week mark of pregnancy. In California the maternal mortality rate for these infants ...
How One Group Is Fighting Infant Mortality In Worcester, One Pregnancy At A Time
WGBH - 4/22/2021 5:41:00 PM
Worcester has had persistently higher rates of infant mortality than similar cities in Massachusetts ... which are the result of structural inequalities in the U.S. and in their countries of origin — are difficult to measure. “There’s inter ...
NEWS-SENTINEL EDITORIAL: Governor’s focus on decreasing infant mortality in Indiana is encouraging
The News-Sentinel - 4/17/2021 12:00:00 AM
He has set his sights on getting Indiana to the lowest infant mortality rate in the Midwest by 2024. Illinois was 31st in the country at 6.2 deaths per 1,000 in 2018, while Wisconsin was 33rd at 6 ...
Director Barento Taha examines Black infant mortality in ‘Risk Factor’
Columbus Alive - 4/13/2021 5:35:00 PM
Taha said it took “a lot of repression” to carry on and finish his neuroscience degree while simultaneously immersing himself in the world of film ... with a number of doctors studying high infant mortality rates in Ohio, which led him to dig deeper ...