Below are the best and worst rates for infant mortality across the globe. The rate compares the number of deaths of children younger than 1 per 1,000 live births in 2016 (estimated). According to the Central Intelligence Agency, the rate is used as one of the indicators of a country's health.

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An unnatural-born runner, a pretty regular yoga doer and a lover of cookies and other sweet treats, Times digital producer Laura Lane writes about her fitness journey. Questions, training tips or race suggestions? Throw her a line on email or Twitter.