What is infant mortality?

Infant Mortality

Infant mortality occurs when a child dies before their first birthday. Childhood mortality is the death of a child before their fifth birthday. National statistics tend to group these two mortality rates together. Ten million infants and children die each year before their fifth birthday. Ninety-nine percent of these infant and childhood deaths occur in Developing nation. Infant mortality takes away society’s potential physical, social, and human capital.

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Childbirth And Obstetrics In Antiquity - Death and Childbirth
... Mortality is considered to have been quite high in antiquity, due to a few factors a lack of sanitation and hygienic awareness, no understanding of ... In the context of childbirth, however, maternal and infant mortality were seriously raised by modern standards ... Infants are fragile compared to adults, and the lack of sanitation mentioned above contributed further to this fragility ...
Sheppard–Towner Act - Achievements - Infant Mortality
... infant mortality rate in 1922 was 76.2 death per 1000 live births ... By the time that Sheppard-Towner was repealed in 1929, the infant mortality rate had fallen to 67.6 ... There was already a downward trend in infant mortality during the 1920s not the entirety of the decrease was due to Sheppard-Towner ...
Health In Georgia (country) - Statistical Overview of Health Status - Fertility and Mortality Rates
... Live birth rate is 12.9 per 1000, and mortality rate is 9.8 per 1000 ... A large discrepancy exists between rural and urban under-5 mortality rates, with almost twice as many deaths per 1000 live births in rural areas than in urban ... The 2010 infant mortality rate was 15.7 per 1000 live births, and the under-5 mortality rate was 17.1 ...
Infant Mortality - Prevention and Intervention - Economic Policies
... These changes may decrease infant mortality ... Economically, governments could reduce infant mortality by building and strengthening capacity in human resources ... of skilled professionals is negatively correlated with maternal, infant, and childhood mortality ...
List Of Mexican States By Infant Mortality
... The following is the list of infant mortality by states of Mexico, it included all infants under the age of four ... Mexican States by Infant Mortality (2006, Total) Number State Infant mortality (Total) 1 Aguascalientes 2 ... Baja California 3 ... Baja California Sur 4 ... Campeche 21 5 ...

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