March of Dimes March of Dimes Peristats

International Comparisons - Infant Mortality Rates1: 2007

 
  International Infant Mortality
Rank 2 Country Rate 
1 Iceland 2.0
2 Sweden 2.5
3 Japan 2.6
4 Finland 2.7
5 Czech Republic 3.1
5 Ireland 3.1
5 Norway 3.1
8 Portugal 3.4
9 Greece 3.5
9 Italy 3.5
9 Spain 3.5
12 Republic of Korea 3.6
13 Austria 3.7
14 France 3.8
15 Belgium 3.9
15 Germany 3.9
15 Israel 3.9
15 Switzerland 3.9
19 Denmark 4.0
  International Infant Mortality
Rank 2 Country Rate 
20 Netherlands 4.1
21 Australia 4.2
22 New Zealand 4.8
22 United Kingdom 4.8
24 Canada 5.1
25 Hungary 5.9
26 Poland 6.0
27 Slovak Republic 6.1
28 United States 6.8
29 Chile 8.3
30 Mexico 15.7
31 Turkey 15.9
 
In 2007, the United States infant mortality rate (6.8 per 1,000 live births) ranked 28th among selected countries.
The United States infant mortality rate was more than 3 times as high as the infant mortality rate in Iceland (2.0 per 1,000 live births), the country with the lowest reported rate in 2007.
 
 

Footnotes

1Under 1 year of age; 2Rankings are from lowest to highest IMR. Countries with the same IMR receive the same rank. Some of the variation in infant mortality rates (IMRs) is due to differences among countries in distinguishing between fetal and infant deaths.

Note:
US data used in this table is final mortality data. After 1994, PeriStats uses period linked birth/infant death data to calculate infant mortality rates. Rates in table may vary slightly from other rates on PeriStats: www.marchofdimes.com/peristats.
 

Source

. National Center for Health Statistics. Available at http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/hus.htm/contents2010.htm.