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
Infant Mortality Rates Fall 15 Percent in U.S.
NBC News - 3/21/2017 11:55:13 AM
the team at the National Center for Health Statistics found. "Infant mortality is considered a basic measure of public health for countries around the world," wrote Anne Driscoll and T.J. Mathews of the NCHS, part of the Centers for Disease Control and ...
Despite Oklahoma infant mortality drop, rate remains fourth highest in nation
Oklahoma News - 3/22/2017 11:54:02 AM
the state had the fourth highest infant mortality rate in the country from 2012 to 2014. Infant mortality is considered a basic measure of public health for countries around the world, the CDC report notes. Overall, Oklahoma ranks No. 46 in the U.S. for ...
US infant mortality rate declines, but disparities remain
The Christian Science Monitor - 3/22/2017 5:59:07 PM
"We have to ask whether it’s acceptable that the United States, which spends more on health care than any country in the world, has a child mortality rate that is more than three times as high as Singapore and a newborn mortality rate that is four times ...
Infant mortality rate declines in Oklahoma — but more slowly than in other states
Tulsa World - 3/22/2017 5:20:20 AM
OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma’s infant mortality rate has dropped in recent years, although the state saw one of the smallest declines in the country, according to a report released Tuesday by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Diabetes meds from AZ, J&J and Lilly sharply cut death rates in real-world analysis
FiercePharma - 3/19/2017 1:56:18 AM
In a real-world study dubbed CVD-Real, researchers sifted records on more than 300,000 patients in six countries to find that SGLT2 meds cut heart failure hospitalization rates by 39% compared ... s Jardiance—also reduced deaths from any cause by ...
UP’s Infant Mortality Rate Worse Than African Strife-Torn Countries And Slightly Better Than Afghanistan
thelogicalindian.com - 3/20/2017 5:15:33 AM
Despite an improvement in the state’s Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) over the last decade – 73 deaths per 1,000 live births to 64, UP is trailing behind other states and countries in the world – worse than strife-torn African nations and only slightly ...
Canadian scientists discover hepatitis drug slashes Ebola death rate in possible breakthrough
National Post - 3/19/2017 11:53:25 PM
Canadian-led researchers have made another possible breakthrough in the battle against one of the world’s most ... three African countries in 2014 and 2015, killing 11,000 people in its worst-ever outbreak. The mortality rate for those infected was ...
Pakistan tops list in child mortality rate: experts
The Express Tribune - 3/22/2017 4:47:32 PM
LAHORE: Pakistan tops the list in child mortality rate among South Asian countries. There is a need to be more efficient ... most populous and densely populated geographical region in the world. Challenges India and Pakistan need to confront “The issue ...
The healthiest countries in the world
USA Today - 3/21/2017 4:48:43 PM
(Photo: Thinkstock) World Health Day is April 7, and people around the globe are turning their attention to health issues. The global infant mortality rate of 33.6 deaths per ... In order to assess the overall state of a country's health, 24/7 Wall St ...
CDC: Infant mortality rate reaches new low mark
pulseheadlines.com - 3/22/2017 1:02:38 AM
The infant mortality rates in the United States presented a significant ... there is a significant difference between the United States’ numbers and those of other peer countries in the world. There are more chances for a baby that is born in Europe ...
Astrazeneca global study reveals diabetes medication significantly cuts death rates
CITY A.M. - 3/19/2017 8:58:38 AM
The FTSE 100 firm today announced the results of the first large real-world ... six countries, did not have a history of cardiovascular disease. The analysis found the rate of hospitalisation as a result of using the drugs fell by 39 per cent and death ...
The country where people devour pasta, wine and olive oil is the world's healthiest. Really.
Mashable - 3/20/2017 7:05:54 PM
The Mediterranean nation was ranked the world's healthiest country in the Bloomberg Global Health Index ... Nationwide, the U.S. maternal mortality rate is actually rising, despite the overwhelming global trend in the opposite direction.
America has plummeted in a key world ranking and economists say a 'social crisis' is to blame
Business Insider - 3/21/2017 2:32:42 PM
A new site lets you find videos of almost anything your local lawmakers have said Getty Images All things considered, Americans are a fairly happy lot, ranking 14th out of 156 countries in ... At the same time, mortality rates amongst middle-aged white ...
Countries With The Highest Rates Of Firearm Related Deaths
worldatlas.com - 9/28/2016 4:11:41 PM
... more firearm-related deaths than any other country in the world. Here, 67.18 firearm-related deaths per 100,000 people occur annually. Additionally, this country has the highest homicide rate in the world; 78.6% of all homicides are by gun. San Pedro ...
Infant mortality rates fall 15 percent in the U.S.
Philadelphia Daily News - 3/21/2017 8:01:59 PM
... disadvantaged mothers in the U.S. have higher infant mortality rates than wealthier ones. “Infant mortality is considered a basic measure of public health for countries around the world,” wrote the CDC team, led by researcher T.J. Mathews.