Cuban Municipality Reports Lowest Infant Mortality Rate in 2013
- Submitted by: lena campos
- Isla de la Juventud
- 12 / 30 / 2013
Isla de la Juventud municipality, in western Cuba, reported an infant mortality rate of two deaths per every 1,000 live births in 2013, the lowest in the country.
Recently, Public Health Minister Roberto Morales told the Cuban Parliament that for five years in a row, Cuba has reported an infant mortality rate under five per every 1,000 live births, the lowest in the American continent.
Cuba's infant mortality rate was 4.6 in 2013, and this year's rate will be 4.2, according to recent reports. Isla de la Juventud has also reported zero maternal deaths over the past 11 years, according to local media.
Cubans' life expectancy at birth is 77.9 years and people over 80 years of age account for 18.3 percent of the population.
Source: Prensa Latina