Definition: This entry gives the average annual number of deaths during a year per 1,000 population at midyear; also known as crude death rate. The death rate, while only a rough indicator of the mortality situation in a country, accurately indicates the current mortality impact on population growth. This indicator is significantly affected by age distribution, and most countries will eventually show a rise in the overall death rate, in spite of continued decline in mortality at all ages, as declining fertility results in an aging population.
Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2014See also: Death rate map
Post-surgery death rates three times higher in low income countries, study shows
News-Medical - 5/4/2016 1:08:07 PM
Only 6% of the 300 million surgical procedures performed each year take place in low or middle income countries, despite a third of the world's population living there. Surgical death rates are routinely collected in high income countries, such as the ...
Risk of dying during surgery 3 times higher in lower-income countries: report
Live Mint - 5/3/2016 11:46:23 PM
Only 6% of the 300 million surgical procedures performed each year take place in low or middle income countries, despite a third of the world’s population living there. The study showed that death rates were three times higher in low income countries ...
Medical Errors Now the Third Leading Cause of Mortality in U.S.
Nature World News - 5/4/2016 11:42:13 AM
Due to the unintentional exclusion of medical errors from the national health statistics, only minimal amount of attention are focused in tackling the causes of medical errors. "Top-ranked causes of death as reported by the CDC inform our country's ...
Medical Errors Are No. 3 Cause Of U.S Deaths, Researchers Say
Tri-County Sun Times - 5/4/2016 2:38:11 AM
"That informs all our national health priorities and our research grants". According to the World Health Organization, 117 countries code their mortality statistics using the ICD system, including the United Kingdom and Canada. Only the underlying ...
US Infant Mortality Rate Higher Than Other Wealthy Countries
The Huffington Post - 6/25/2012 12:06:49 PM
Yet even if we eliminate this racial disparity and compare only the infant mortality rate of Caucasian Americans, our ranking versus the competitor countries is unaffected. Infant mortality is just one of many metrics where the US used to be a world leader ...
Europe Matches Asian Giants In Per Capita Air Pollution Deaths [Infographic]
Forbes - 5/4/2016 9:50:40 PM
The world’s two most populous countries, China (1.6 million deaths ... An OECD report examining the health impact of ambient pollution found that Hungary’s per capita death rate is almost as bad as China’s. In 2013, 937.6 people perished in Hungary ...
Which countries have the highest tax on cigarettes?
weforum.org - 5/4/2016 3:52:45 PM
It will also bring the country into line with World Health Organisation (WHO) recommendations, which advise a tax rate of 70% on the price of a cigarette ... higher taxes also reduce tobacco-related deaths and improve overall public health.
Invest in 'army of midwives' to cut stillbirths, maternal deaths in Nigeria
Daily News and Analysis - 5/3/2016 2:20:53 PM
Nigeria has the world's highest rate of stillbirths after Pakistan - one ... The majority of the world's poorer countries, which account for most childbirth-related deaths among newborns and mothers, have a critical shortage of midwives, according to ...
10 Countries that Export the Most Apples in the World
INSIDER MONKEY - 5/3/2016 8:01:29 AM
Eating a cupful of its seed can even result in death, though this has only been ... To determine the countries that export the most apples in the world, we chose to rely on statistics from Worlds Top Exports, which had several interesting statistics ...
Medical error now third-largest cause of death in US: researchers
Raw Story - 5/3/2016 10:20:29 PM
Death certificates – The scope of the problem in the United States — which tops the world in per capita spending on health care — is probably about the same in other rich countries ... National Center for Health Statistics. AFP journalists cover ...
Qatar Investigates Death at World Cup Site as Labour Rights Under Scrutiny
NDTV - 5/2/2016 7:34:03 AM
Doha: The organisers of Qatar's 2022 FIFA World Cup said on Sunday they were investigating the death of an Indian labourer at one of its sites but denied it was caused by working conditions, which the wealthy Gulf country is under pressure to improve.
Death Certificates Undercount Toll Of Medical Errors
You Don't Know Football - 5/3/2016 11:24:54 PM
"Top-ranked causes of death as reported by the CDC inform our country's research funding and ... perfectly capture the problem with death statistics, and highlight the need for both the USA and the World Health Organization to pursue a better system.
Medical Errors Are Third Leading Cause Of Death In US; Physicians Say We Must Change How Deaths Are Reported
Medical Daily - 5/4/2016 2:26:51 PM
Immunotherapy Helps More Than 90% Of Leukemia Patients Go Into Remission Seattle researchers announce their experimental immunotherapy treatment had a more than 90 percent complete remission rate for ... the only country in the world that changed its ...
Medical error is third biggest cause of death in the US, experts say
The Frontier Post - 5/4/2016 9:11:53 AM
NEW YORK (Rueters): Medical error is the third leading cause of death in the US ... The ICD is also used by 117 countries, including Canada and the UK, according to the World Health Organisation. “Sound scientific methods, beginning with an assessment ...
Medical Error Is Third Leading Cause of Death in US
Medscape News - 5/2/2016 11:54:44 PM
And it's not just the US. According to the World Health Organization, 117 countries code their mortality statistics using the ICD system as the primary health status indicator. The authors call for better reporting to help capture the scale of the problem ...