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
UNICEF's Report on the World's Poorest Children Shows More Needs to be Done
Economy Watch - 7/1/2015 7:27:42 PM
The most marginalised children in some of the world ... 189 countries of the United Nations signed a declaration committing the global community to the reduction of poverty, hunger, gender inequality, illiteracy, child mortality, and environmental ...
Bangladesh-based poverty group founder wins World Food Prize
Times Union - 7/1/2015 6:51:55 PM
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A man who created a nonprofit organization credited with helping more than 150 million people out of poverty was named the winner of the 2015 World Food Prize ... high child and infant mortality rates by providing social services ...
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.
New Study: Sugar Beverages Linked to 184,000 deaths Annually Worldwide
esbtrib.com - 7/1/2015 9:58:01 PM
Mexico topped the list of deaths due to sugary beverages with a rate of 450 deaths per million adults ... other compounds could prove carcinogenic for the body. “Many countries in the world have a significant number of deaths occurring from a single ...
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
LESBEHOLDEN, Guyana – The young man responds all too easily when asked whether he knows anyone who has committed suicide in his village, a sleepy cluster of homes and rum shops surrounded by vast brown fields of rice awaiting harvest. Less than a year ...
Sugary drinks lead to more deaths in Mexico than violent crimes do, study says
Global Post - 7/1/2015 8:17:48 PM
Mexico’s death rate from sugary drinks is alarming, but not all that surprising when you consider that the country is also the world’s biggest consumer of sodas. The average Mexican drinks a whopping 43 gallons of soda each year — nearly 40 ...
Sugary drinks may cause 184,000 global deaths a year: study
Japan Today - 7/1/2015 8:24:58 PM
“Many countries in the world have a significant number of deaths occurring ... Dariush Mozaffarian from Tufts University in Boston. Mexico had the highest death rate due to sugary beverages with a rate of 450 deaths per million adults, the report said.
U.S. Infant Mortality Rate Worse Than in 40 Other Countries
International Business Times - 8/31/2011 1:36:34 PM
Researchers at the World Health Organization ... but because it curtailed infant mortality rates by 26 percent, or less than the average drop, the United States now lags behind 40 other countries including Lithuania, Israel and Cuba. American newborns ...
Death penalty statistics 2013: country by country
theguardian.com - 3/27/2014 9:00:28 AM
At least 778 executions were carried out across the world in 2013 ... a total of 15 death sentences were recorded in four countries- Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana Barbados and the Bahamas. Otherwise the regions were death penalty-free in 2013.
Top 10 countries with most improved child mortality rates
The Christian Science Monitor - 5/23/2010 11:59:37 PM
Singapore had a child mortality rate of 8 per 1,000 live births in 1990, but by 2010, that rate had dropped to 2, the lowest in the world. "Some high-income countries, including the United States, have seen an increase in health disparities across racial ...
Death Rate From Virus More Than Doubles, Varying Sharply by Country
New York Times - 4/21/2003 11:59:09 PM
Although the overall death rate, according to World Health Organization statistics, has hovered around 4 percent in the last three weeks, it has varied widely among the 26 countries, plus Hong Kong, with cases of the disease, known as SARS. When W.H.O ...
Founder of Bangladesh-based poverty group wins 2015 World Food Prize
neurope.eu - 7/1/2015 1:58:25 PM
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A man who created a Bangladesh-based nonprofit organization credited with helping more than 150 million people out of poverty was named the winner of the 2015 World Food ... child and infant mortality rates by providing social ...
U.S. one of few countries with rise in maternal deaths
USA Today - 5/2/2014 12:21:09 PM
While U.S. maternal mortality rates remain lower than those in many poor countries, they are much higher than those ... Such deaths declined in the United States and the world between 1990 and 2013, but the pace of the U.S. decline has slowed, the report ...
S. Korea hopes to declare itself MERS-free by late July
koreatimesus.com - 7/1/2015 8:53:36 PM
The country has not had any new cases of the disease ... that there were no new cases besides the already confirmed 182. No more deaths were reported, so the fatality rate remained at 18.1 percent. Signs are becoming more evident that the outbreak is ...
Cuba First Country to Eliminate Mother-To-Child HIV, Syphilis Transmission: WHO
Med India - 7/1/2015 7:20:33 PM
Cuba became the first country in the world to eradicate the transmission of HIV and syphilis ... which can result in early fetal loss and stillbirth, neonatal death, low-birth-weight infants and serious neonatal infections. Thanks to Cuba's "equitable ...