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  Infant Mortality Statistics

 

United States:  6.3 infant deaths per 1000 of population
That makes us 33rd in the world.


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Rank
Country
# Infant Deaths
1
Iceland
2.9
2
Singapore
3.0
3
Japan
3.2
4
Sweden
3.2
5
Norway
3.3
6
Hong Kong
3.7
7
Finland
3.7
8
Czech Republic
3.8
9
Switzerland
4.1
10
South Korea
4.1
11
Belgium
4.2
12
France
4.2
13
Spain
4.2
14
Germany
4.3
15
Denmark
4.4
16
Austria
4.4
17
Australia
4.4
18
Luxembourg
4.5
19
Netherlands
4.7
20
Israel
4.7
21
Slovenia
4.8
22
United Kingdom
4.8
23
Canada
4.8
24
Republic of Ireland
4.9
25
Italy
5.0
26
Portugal
5.0
27
New Zealand
5.0
28
Cuba
5.1
29
Channel Islands
5.2
30
Brunei
5.5
31
Cypress
5.9
32
New Caldonia
6.1
33
United States
6.3
34
Croatia
6.4
35
Malta
6.5
36
Martinique
6.6
37
Poland
6.7
38
Greede
6.7
39
Guadeloupe
6.8
40
Hungary
6.8
41
Slovakia
6.9
42
Macau
7.0
43
Chile
7.2
44
Estoria
7.2
45
Puerto Rico
7.2
46
French Polynesia
8.0
47
Quwait
8.1
48
United Arab Emirates
8.2
49
Qatar
8.2
50
Lithuania
8.5
51
U.S. Virgin Islands
8.6
52
Malasia
8.9
53
Guam
9.0
54
Belarus
9.4
55
Costa Rica
9.9
56
Barbados
10.1
57
Latvia
10.4
58
Thailand
10.6
59
Sri Lanka
11.0
60
Bahrain
11.2
61
Serbia
11.7
62
Bulgaria
11.8
63
Boznia & Herzegovina
12.0
64
Oman
12.3
65
Trinidad & Tobago
12.4
66
St. Lucia
12.6
67
Ukraine
12.8
68
Uruguay
13.1
69
Reunion
13.4
70
French Guiana
13.4
71
Argentina
13.4
72
Jamaica
13.6
73
Bahamas
13.8
74
Maritius
14.0
75
Republic of Macedonia
14.8
76
Netherlands Antilles
14.8
77
Romania
14.8
78
Moldovia
14.9
79
Syria
16.0
80
Belize
16.4
81
Russia
16.6
82
Mexico
16.7
83
Aruba
17.0
84
Venezuela
17.0
85
Palestinian Territories
17.5
86
Lybia
18.0
87
Panama
18.2
88
Tonga
18.6
89
Saudia Arabia
18.6
90
Colombia
19.1
91
Albania
19.2
92
Jordan
19.4
93
Vietnam
19.5
94
Fiji
19.5
95
Tunisia
19.8
96
Ecuador
21.1
97
Peru
21.2
98
Nicaragua
21.5
99
El Salvador
21.5
100
Lebanon
22.0
101
Montenegro
22.3
102
Samoa
22.3
103
China
23.0
104
Phillippines
23.1
105
St. Vincent & Grenadines
23.3
106
Brazil
23.6
107
Kazakhstan
24.1
108
Cape Verde
24.6
109
Indonesia
24.6
110
Turkey
27.5
111
Suriname
27.7
112
Honduras
28.2
113
Vanuata
28.3
114
Armenia
28.9
115
Egypt
29.3
116
Dominican Republic
29.6
117
Guatemala
30.1
118
Morocco
30.6
119
Iran
30.6
120
Algeria
31.1
121
Paraguay
32.0
122
Grenada
33.8
123
Micronesia, Federated St.
34.1
124
Maldives
34.1
125
Georgia
37.8
126
Mongolia
39.8
127
Namibia
42.3
128
Guyana
42.9
129
Western Sahara
44.2
130
South Africa
44.8
131
Bhutan
45.0
132
Bolivia
45.6
133
Botswana
46.5
134
North Korea
48.2
135
Comoros
48.4
136
Haiti
48.8
137
Laos
51.4
138
Bangladesh
52.5
139
Krygyzstan
53.1
140
Gabon
53.8
141
Nepal
53.9
142
Solomon Islands
54.5
143
India
55.0
144
Uzbekistan
55.0
145
Eritrea
55.3
146
Ghana
55.6
147
Zimbabwe
58.0
148
Yemen
58.6
149
Tajikistan
60.2
150
Papua New Guinea
60.7
151
Cambodia
62.7
152
Mauritania
63.0
153
Kenya
64.4
154
Lesotho
64.6
155
Sudan
64.9
156
Madagascar
65.5
157
Senegal
65.7
158
Myanmar
66.0
159
East Timor
66.7
160
Pakistan
67.5
161
Congo
70.3
162
Swaziland
71.0
163
Sao Tome & Principe
72.3
164
Azerbeijan
72.3
165
Tanzania
72.6
166
Gambia
72.2
167
Turkmenistan
74.7
168
Uganda
76.9
169
Iraq
81.5
170
Djibouti
85.3
171
Ethiopia
86.9
172
Cameroon
87.5
173
Togo
88.6
174
Malaway
89.4
175
Equitorial Guinea
92.3
176
Zambia
92.7
177
Mozambique
95.9
178
Central African Republic
96.8
179
Benin
98.0
180
Burundi
99.4
181
Guinea
102.5
182
Burkina Faso
104.4
183
Nigeria
109.5
184
Niger
110.8
185
Rwanda
112.4
186
Guinea-Bissau
112.7
187
Conga, Dem Republic
113.5
188
Somolia
116.3
189
Cote d'lvoire
116.9
190
Chad
119.2
191
Mali
128.5
192
Angola
131.9
193
Liberia
132.5
194
Afghanisan
157.0
195
Sierra Leone
160.3


Yes, the United States rates a SHOCKING 33rd in the world!  That means, 32 other countries have lower infant mortality rates than the United States, even though we supposedly have the best medical health care in the world!  Why is this the case?  One has to stop and consider why.  Is all this pitocin induction, electronic fetal monitoring, ultrasound examination, epidural anesthesia, forceps delivery and cesarean section helping to increase the number of live births?  Is being in the hospital for birth safer than being at home?  Is intervening frequently into the birth process and trying to medically manage birth resulting in better birth outcomes?

One might argue, there really isn't much difference between 2.9 and 6.3, only about three deaths per thousand.  However, in a highly populated country like the United States (275,562,673), three deaths per thousand means there are a lot more infant deaths in the United States each year than Iceland.

 
 

Infant Mortality statistics taken from United Nations World Population Prospects: 2006 revision – Table A.18, A.19

      


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