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
Americans are much more likely to be killed by guns than people in other countries
Tacoma News Tribune - 2/4/2016 12:31:41 PM
How unusual is this, though? How does it actually compare to life in other countries? Researchers recently decided to see, using the World Health Organization’s 2010 mortality data to compare rates in the United States with those found in other populous ...
Cancer Death Rates Fall By 10% In 10 Years
gosporttimes.com - 2/5/2016 2:14:53 AM
"The world's poorest countries are home to more than 8 in 10 women newly ... Further encouraging news is seen in the narrowing gap between men and women's cancer death rates. "We know that compared with most of the countries we would choose to compare ...
UK cancer death rates fall by 10%
NYSE Post - 2/5/2016 2:22:02 AM
OLDHAMERS are being urged to show their support for World Cancer Day today as new research reveals cancer death rates in the North-West have fallen ... This could be a sign of bowel cancer. In some countries prostate cancer is the most widespread form ...
Exceptionalism: 80% of gun-related deaths in developed world happen ... Guess where?
Axis of Logic - 2/4/2016 1:21:47 PM
Taking into account all deaths caused by firearms in developed countries, the researchers were able ... Despite having similar suicide rates to the rest of the developed world, American’s are eight times more likely to end their lives with a gun.
Ireland has third highest cancer death rate across the EU
Big News Network - 2/4/2016 12:53:09 PM
The top two countries for cancer death rates are Slovenia, which is at 32 percent and the ... compared to 17 percent in Ireland. On World Cancer Day, Donal Buggy, head of services at the Irish Cancer Society stressed that the figures reinforce the ...
Cancer death rates fall but number of cases still on the rise
You Don't Know Football - 2/4/2016 1:00:19 PM
"Today on World Cancer Day it's important to remember that even though the death rates are falling ... Reiterating the need for more clinical research in the country, C S Pramesh, Chief, Thoracic Surgery, Department of Surgical Oncology at Tata Memorial ...
Ten percent drop in UK cancer death rates in the previous decade
TopNews United States - 2/5/2016 2:57:50 AM
In spite of that, the number of deaths is still on a rise in the country. Statistics by the Cancer Research UK show ... not just here in the UK but around the world. We're increasing our efforts into key areas of research such as how to achieve earlier ...
US Infant Mortality Rate Higher Than Other Wealthy Countries
The Huffington Post - 6/25/2012 12:06:49 PM
... 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 and has slipped in the last few decades.
1 in 3 South Korean deaths 'avoidable', Seoul says
United Press International - 2/5/2016 6:14:05 PM
South Korea press did not break down causes of death, but it is possible some portions of the data represented the country's high suicide rate, which is No. 1 among the developed nations of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.
US surpasses other industrialized countries in infant death rate
World Socialist Web Site - 5/9/2013 3:36:40 PM
The states with the highest rates, according to the CDC, are in the deep south. While only one percent of the world’s newborn deaths occur in industrialized countries, the report states, “The percentage of child deaths that occur during the newborn ...
WORLD CANCER DAY - Gujarat among top ten states in cancer deaths
Times of India - 2/4/2016 7:52:30 AM
While the world observes World Cancer Day ... considered the oral cancer capital with an incidence rate as high as 22 cases per lakh population. This is alarming, especially when viewed against the country's incidence ratio, which is 9 cancer patients ...
U.S. Infant Mortality Rate Worse Than in 40 Other Countries
International Business Times - 8/31/2011 1:36:34 PM
Babies born in the United States have a higher chance of dying in their first month than babies in much of the developed world ... infant mortality rates by 26 percent, or less than the average drop, the United States now lags behind 40 other countries ...
Colorectal Cancer Mortality Shows Global Patterns
Monthly Prescribing Reference - 2/2/2016 9:59:33 PM
CRC incidence and mortality rates were still rising; highly developed countries tended to have stabilizing or decreasing trends, although their rates remained among the highest in the world.m "Patterns and trends in CRC incidence and mortality correlate ...
Report finds highest suicide rate world in Guyana, a country haunted by link to cult deaths
FOX News - 10/14/2014 4:33:27 AM
The fact that self-inflected harm is such a presence in the lives of this family is not surprising given that they live in an area that Guyana's Ministry of Health has designated the "suicide belt," in a country ... rate of suicide in the world.
Cancer death rates fall 10% in 10 years
Comment - 2/4/2016 3:44:57 PM
"This makes it crucial to focus on new and more effective cancer treatments in addition to the prevention and diagnostics aspects, thus bolstering the momentum of clinical research in our country". The death rate for ... cancer. "World Cancer Day gives ...