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
WHO and USAID laud Malawi for achieving MDGs 4 on child mortality
The Maravi Post - 7/28/2015 11:46:11 AM
The World Health Organization (WHO) has commended the Malawi government through ministry of health for achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) 4. Reducing under-5 mortality rates by two thirds between 1990 and 2015. The country’s child ...
Ortom Blames High Maternal/Child Mortality Rate On Women Refusing To Use Facilities
Leadership - 7/23/2015 3:09:33 AM
She expressed regret that Nigeria was the second largest contributor to under-five and maternal mortality rate in the world because most women preferred ... newborn and child deaths in the country in spite of the 2015 Millennium Development Goals which ...
Population boom: Pakistan will have over 100m voters by 2018
The Express Tribune - 7/27/2015 10:35:47 AM
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan will have around 100 million registered voters by 2018 when the next general elections are scheduled in the country in what may become one of the world’s biggest ... according to the statistics available with the Election Commission ...
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.
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 ...
American-born Doctor Helps Reduce Infant Mortality Rate by 66 Percent in Haiti
StreetInsider - 7/22/2015 3:10:45 AM
Located less than 650 miles southeast of the United States, Haiti is one of the poorest countries in the world and has one of the lowest maternal and infant mortality rate, ranking within the bottom 25 nations. In Haiti, women do not have access to the ...
US surpasses other industrialized countries in infant death rate
World Socialist Web Site - 5/9/2013 3:36:40 PM
“State of the World’s Mothers,” a report from the humanitarian ... The US is not alone in rising infant mortality rates among the developed countries. Canada and Switzerland rank second and third in first-day mortality rates in the industrialized ...
Even with the Iran nuclear deal, the country still has an alarming record on human rights
Public Radio International - 7/23/2015 9:24:46 PM
At this rate, the country could see more than 1000 executions ... Iran has one of the highest heroin addiction rates in the world, but Auerbach doesn't think this justifies heavy use of the death penalty. "We believe the Iranian government has a right ...
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 ...
Stillbirths: a story of tragic neglect across the developing world
THE CONVERSATION - 7/22/2015 12:04:38 AM
98% occur in low- and middle-income countries. The World Health Organisation has stressed the importance of ending these preventable deaths. Its Every Newborn action plan, launched in 2014, sets a global target to reduce stillbirth rates to ten for every ...
Cancer increasing all over the country: Governor
Zee News - 7/24/2015 8:54:57 PM
Erode: There is an increase in cancer cases all over the country, which as per World Health Organisation reports ... prevention.He also lauded Tamil Nadu for the lowest maternal mortality rate. "We are pioneers in medicine in ancient days and are now ...
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 ...
Malaria Deaths Spawn Novel Solutions: Mosquirix In Africa, MotoFog Bikes In Brazil
Latin Times - 7/24/2015 3:58:29 AM
Malaria kills between 473,000–789,000 people per year, according to estimated statistics authored by the United Nations World Health Organization ... The number of causes as well as deaths are down in most Latin American countries.
UN health agency to mark World Hepatitis Day with pilot initiative to curb unsafe injections
UN News Centre - 7/22/2015 11:56:17 PM
He also noted that the most frequent medical procedure in the world today is administering of injections, “about 16 billion a year and the rate ... cause of death,” he said. WHO’s flagship event next week takes place in Egypt, a country the health ...