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Infant mortality   /ˈɪnfənt mɔrtˈæləti/   Listen
Infant mortality

noun
1.
The death rate during the first year of life.  Synonyms: infant deathrate, infant mortality rate.






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... economy with growing industrial and tourist sectors. For most of the period, annual growth has been of the order of 5% to 6%. This remarkable achievement has been reflected in increased life expectancy, lowered infant mortality, and a much improved infrastructure. Sugarcane is grown on about 90% of the cultivated land area and accounts for 40% of export earnings. The government's development strategy centers on industrialization (with a view to modernization and to exports), agricultural diversification, and tourism. ...
— The 1996 CIA Factbook • United States. Central Intelligence Agency.

... which I think the Missionaries might take up with great physical and moral results. In this beautiful and healthy country, and with abundance of food and necessaries, the population does not increase as it ought to do. I can only impute this to one cause. Infant mortality, produced by neglect while the mothers are working in the plantations, and by general ignorance of the conditions of health in infants. Women all work, as they have always been accustomed to do. It is no hardship to them, but I believe is often a pleasure ...
— The Malay Archipelago - Volume I. (of II.) • Alfred Russel Wallace



Words linked to "Infant mortality" :   mortality, death rate, deathrate, fatality rate, mortality rate



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