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, 2012See also: Death rate map
Israel's Poverty Rate The Highest In Developed World
The Huffington Post - 5/15/2013 5:24:05 PM
Israel has the highest poverty rate in the developed world, Haaretz concludes based on a new study by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). The newspaper notes that with a poverty rate of 20.9 percent, Israel scores ...
Bill Gates: ‘Death is something we really understand extremely well’
Washington Post - 5/16/2013 11:56:36 PM
We’ve had sites in India where we can cut those deaths down by over 50 ... unless they worry about a bio-terrorist recreating it. It’s financially the best thing that ever happened because we’re saving all that money forever after.
'How Jill Dando's death convinced me everything you know about crime is wrong': NICK ROSS tells the shocking truth about the murder of his friend and the real cause of crime
Daily Mail - 5/19/2013 8:58:15 AM
Crime has been with us since Adam and Eve and, surprisingly, God didn’t spot the solution. Rather than punishing the miscreants, it might have been better had he put the forbidden fruit higher up the tree. We have been too slow to realise how strongly ...
Infant death rate falls in Volusia
Daytona Beach News-Journal - 5/17/2013 11:41:06 PM
The number of babies who died before their first birthday dropped nearly in half last year in Volusia County, and public health officials are crediting public awareness campaigns and improved access to prenatal care. Data released this week by ...
World Nomads Tunisia: FIAF's Biennial Celebration Highlights The Country's Changing Art Landscape (PHOTOS)
The Huffington Post - 5/18/2013 7:40:42 AM
The Arab Spring countries of North Africa and the Middle East are ushering in a new generation of contemporary ... is hosting a month-long bevy of multi-media events in New York dedicated to the art, music, dance and theater of the North African ...
Seven Voting Reforms Other Countries Have Used To Boost Their Turnout Rate
Think Progress - 5/15/2013 9:20:18 PM
If the United States and all the other countries of the world were to line up by voter participation rate, we would find ourselves ranked lower than war-torn countries like Sierra Leone, massive countries like Indonesia, and baby democracies ...
Developing world to dominate investment
Nation - 5/19/2013 1:55:55 AM
a level of financial development comparable to the United States in the early 1980s”, a new report from the Washington-based development lender states. “Similarly, the quality of institutions in developing countries will tend to improve significantly.”
Developing countries’ savings to jump to $79tr by 2030
Gulf News - 5/17/2013 12:39:33 AM
Developing countries’ share in global investment is projected to triple by 2030 to three-fifths, from one-fifth in 2000, says the report, titled ‘Capital for the Future: Saving and Investment in an Interdependent World’. Strong saving rates in ...
Black Country MP urges people to speak up in Russells Hall death probe
Dudley News - 5/19/2013 7:18:02 AM
A BLACK Country MP is urging people to reveal the good and bad about a Dudley hospital at the centre of a death rate probe. Margot James, who represents the Stourbridge constituency, says an investigation by government watchdogs needs residents to share ...
AP IMPACT: Honduran Police Accused as Death Squads
ABC News - 5/13/2013 5:47:56 PM
feeding accusations that they were victims of federal death squads. In a country with the highest homicide rate in the world and where only a fraction of crimes are prosecuted, the victims' families say the police are literally getting away with murder.
10 Downing Street’s Love Letter to the Arab World: Illiteracy, Death…and Nationalism
blogs.timesofisrael.com - 5/19/2013 8:00:59 AM
As a result and until this day, the very stability of most Middle Eastern nations hinges on perpetuating a state of conflict with neighbors and inflicting abject misery on citizens. Think about it: when is the Middle East not seething? 10 Downing Street ...
Top 12 Countries with Highest Foreign Exchange Reserves
Silicon India - 5/14/2013 10:58:43 AM
Among all the European countries, Germany is considered to be the most powerful and innovative country. The lower rate of corruption is one of the main reasons behind the higher rate of economic growth of Germany.
Ghana ranks 146th out of 176 countries - Global Mother’s Wellbeing Rankings report
ghananewsagency.org - 5/13/2013 4:47:40 AM
The report put together by the Save the Children, also captured the first ever Birth Day Risk Index, which compared first-day death rates for babies in 186 countries. The numbers though staggering had 1 million babies dying each year on the day they are born.
Honduran police accused of being death squads
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - 5/14/2013 4:03:32 AM
feeding accusations that they were victims of federal death squads. In a country with the highest homicide rate in the world, and where only a fraction of crimes are prosecuted, the victims' families say the police are literally getting away with murder.
Infection and Sepsis-related Mortality Hotspots Identified Across US
Med India - 5/19/2013 10:02:41 AM
"Further study is required to clarify the geographic variability we observed, but we believe this new resource will be a helpful tool for researchers and public health officials."