43- Greece = 4.92%
44- Taiwan = 5.10%
45- Hungary = 5.24%
46- New Caledonia = 5.62%
47- Northern Mariana Islands = 5.69%
48- Faroe Islands = 5.94%
The previous ranking of the U.S.: 2010 -- 2005 = 7.07%, 2005 -- 2000 = 6.81%, 2000 -- 1995 = 6.92%, 1995 -- 1990 = 7.49%, 1990 -- 1985 = 8.81%. Still, is the current ranking acceptable to U.S. voters? Infant mortality rate averaged for the world is 494% accord to the United Nations and 4209% according to the CIA World Factbook. Afghanistan is the worst country in the world in 2011 ranking 222 at a rate of 121.63% (See documentary movie "Poison Dust, could U.S. troops serving in Iraq and elsewhere come home severely damaged -- even if they avoid getting killed or wounded" [Like VietNam Agent Orange] Directed and edited by Sue Harris and the Peoples Video Network. Scientists expose the Pentagon Cover-Up! Notable individuals appearance: Ramsey Clark, Former U.S. Attorneys General, Dr. Rosalie Bertell, Environmental Epidemilolgist, John Gonzalez, Daily News writer who broke the scandal, Dr. Michio Kaku, Professor Nuclear Physics C.U.N.Y.) .
Non-partisan research demands investigation to the reasons for infant mortality prior to investigation for who/what is responsible for such conduct? (This article deliberately held, for release 10-3-2012 due to the first Presidential debate.) According to the W.H.O., World Health Organization (http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs333/en/index.html), there are definitive reasons for infant mortality is ". . . mothers and newborns do not receive skilled care during and immediately after birth." Also "Up to two-thirds of newborn deaths can be prevented if known, effective health measures are provided at birth and during the first week of life." Neonatal deaths, 75% occur during the first week of life, and between 25% to 45% occur within the first 24 hours. Newborn death-rate of 80% of this age group attributed to: A- prematurity, B- low-firth --weight, C- infections, D- asphyxia (lack of oxygen), E- birth trauma. The first days of life are the most critical for newborn survival.
1- Most newborns die at home, without skilled care that could greatly increase their chances for survival.
2- Skilled health care during pregnancy.
3- Skilled health care during childbirth.
4- Skilled health care during postnatal period prevents complications for the mother and newborn.
5- Skilled health care can detect early and management problems.
6- Low-birth-weight of babies.
7- Babies born HIV-positive, requires additional care and possible hospital referral.