INTERNATIONAL INFANT MORTALITY RATES
Differences in the infant mortality rates among industrialized
nations reflect disparities in the health status of women before
and during pregnancy, as well as the quality and accessibility of
primary care for pregnant women and their infants. Although the
U.S. has greatly reduced its infant mortality rate since 1965, the
nation ranked 27th among industrialized nations in 2000.
The graph comparing international infant mortality rates includes
countries, territories, cities, or geographic areas with a population
of at least 1 million that have complete counts of live births and
infant deaths. In 2000, four of these jurisdictions had infant mortality
rates less than half that of the U.S.