infant mortality rate


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infant mortality rate

the number of infants who die within one year of their birth, per thousand live births. As in most industrial societies, in the UK the infant mortality rate has markedly declined. In 1901 it was over 150 per 1000 live births, in 1940 it was 61 per 1000 live births, in 1950 it was 31.2 per 1000 live births, and in 1988 it was 8.8 per 1000 live births. Infant mortality rates are an important indicator of the level of economic development, welfare provision, etc. within a society, and class-specific infant mortality rates are an important indicator of social inequalities.
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The ONS said the decline in the unexplained infant mortality rate was "statistically significant".
The figures also showed that the unexplained infant mortality rate was highest for mothers aged under 20.
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During the 10 years from 2007 to 2017, the infant mortality rate in the EU fell from 4.4 deaths per 1 000 live births to 3.6 deaths per 1 000 live births; extending the analysis to the last 20 years, the infant mortality rate was almost halved (6.8 deaths per 1 000 in 1997).
According to data from the Cook County Department of Public Health and the Chicago Department of Public Health, from 2013-2015 the average infant mortality rate for Cook County was 6.6 per 1,000 live births.
While the infant mortality rate decreased from 12.0 deaths per 1,000 live births in 1980 to a record low of 3.6 deaths per 1,000 live births in 2014, it has been increasing in recent years.
Published in January in The Lancet Global Health, the study found that infant mortality rates in Venezuela may have stopped declining and started going up in 2009, which is around the same time that funding for the country's health system began to experience substantial reductions.
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The United Nation's Children Fund, in a report released in April, states Pakistan remains one of the countries in the world with the highest infant mortality rate stating: 'Pakistan is the riskiest place to be born as measured by its newborn mortality rate.
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