Tag Archives: mortality rate

Daily Headline – 07/05/13

Under-5 children in the US 3 times more likely to die than in Iceland

Save-the-ChildrenSave the Children has released its annual report on mothers and children. The report looks at the likelihood of death in pregnancy or labour as well as the difficulties women face when they become mothers, comparing country to country.

The US sits at a predictably low 30th with the report stating:

“A woman in the U.S. is more than 10 times as likely as a woman in Estonia, Greece or Singapore to eventually die from a pregnancy related cause.”

“In the United States, the under-5 mortality rate is 7.5 per 1,000 live births. This is roughly on par with rates in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Qatar and Slovakia. At this rate, children in the U.S. are three times as likely as children in Iceland to die before their 5th birthday.”

The top 9 best countries are of course all European states with Australia rounding off the top 10:

1) Finland
2) Sweden
3) Norway
4) Iceland
5) Netherlands
6) Denmark
7) Spain
8) Belgium
9) Germany
10) Australia

Turkey and Romania are the let downs of Europe coming in at 60th & 61st respectively.

Other notable countries are:

23) UK
30) US
33) Cuba
59) Russia
68) China
176) DR Congo (last)

Full list can be found here.

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US sick as a dog

By Leon J Williams

A new US health report by the US National Research Council and the Institute of Medicine comparing the US to 16 other developed countries has once again highlighted the dreadful state of US healthcare.

The report which compares mortality rates between the 17 countries places one of the richest countries in the world, the US, squarely last.

Things are in bad shape (no pun intended) in the US and there is seems to be very little appetite to change things.

In 2007 the UN reported on life expectancy for those born between 2005-2010 which placed the US 38th in the world, even lower than Cuba, Chile and the United Arab Emirates.

America, lots of money, just in the hands of the very few wealthy while the vast majority suffer, long live capitalism!

Capitalism = Selfish
Socialism = Sharing

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