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
A Better Birth Is Possible
Wired - 9/22/2022 10:00:00 AM
As a young Black woman, I saw my pregnancy treated like a problem. So I ditched the doctors for home delivery and found an alternative model for health care.
India's Under 5 Mortality Rate Sees 3-point Decline; UP, Karnataka Record Highest Dip: Report
RepublicWorld - 9/23/2022 6:13:00 PM
India's under 5 mortality rate has significantly declined by from 35 per 1,000 live births in 2019 to 32 per 1,000 live births in 2020, with the highest decline recorded in Uttar Pradesh and Karnataka,
Beijing's maternal mortality rate drops to historic low: official
news.cgtn - 9/15/2022 10:54:00 PM
The maternal and infant mortality rates in Beijing have both dropped to a historic low, the Beijing Municipal Health Commission said on Thursday.
Editorial Comment: Mortality statistics show us new social, community needs
The Herald-Zimbabwe - 9/21/2022 10:40:00 PM
Infant mortality rates are low now, but we need to keep them ... We beat it back by mobilising a country and mobilising communities and families. We may need more effort for final victory, but ...
Infant mortality rates in The Bronx are among the highest in New York City. ‘Strollin’ for Life’ aims to help
The Grio - 9/20/2022 6:39:00 PM
because we know that the African American population is suffering the highest burden of infant mortality across the country.” The neighborhoods of the Bronx have some of the highest rates in New ...
Oklahoma Infant Mortality Rates Decrease By 20 Percent
News on 6 - 9/21/2022 11:15:00 PM
The State Health Department said the infant mortality rate in Oklahoma decreased by 20 percent in the last decade. It said the main reason the infant mortality rate is decreasing is due to the ...
Community event brings infant mortality rate to light in the Bronx
News 12 Networks - 9/22/2022 7:09:00 AM
Activists and community organizations joined together on Wednesday to bring attention to the Bronx’s high infant mortality rate. The Strollin For Life event brought activists and neighbors ...
PHOTOS: The moms (and dads) of Ivory Coast are falling in love with kangaroo care
NPR - 9/18/2022 4:39:00 PM
Can the warmth of a parent's chest be a boon to babies, especially premature births? In the 1970s, Colombian researchers found it did. The technique has gone global. Ivory Coast is the latest convert.