Disinfo: The infant mortality rate in Russia has fallen recently to…

Summary

The infant mortality rate in Russia has fallen recently to a rate “lower than in Europe.”

Disproof

According to the United Nations Inter-agency Group for Child Mortality Estimation (IGME), the infant mortality rate in Russia – meaning the probability of a child dying between birth and exactly one year of age – was 8.2 per 1,000 live births in 2015. That was approximately three times higher than the estimated infant mortality rates of most EU countries in 2015. The World Bank estimated Russia's infant mortality rate for 2015 at 8 per 1,000, while a majority of EU countries ranged between 2.4 and 4 per 1,000. Further debunking at Polygraph bit.ly/2mCwrpd,

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue62
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 08/03/2017
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Russia
  • Keywords: health, Europe

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Disproof

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