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
Countries With The Highest Rates Of Firearm Related Deaths
worldatlas.com - 9/28/2016 4:18:51 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 ...
Reported Spike in Maternal Deaths Spurs Questions in China
New York Times - 9/30/2016 10:40:02 AM
BEIJING — Did China’s maternal mortality rate surge by nearly one-third in ... 20.1 per 100,000 women in 2015 from 88.8 in 1990. The World Health Organization says maternal mortality in the country in 2015 was 27 per 100,000 live births, higher than ...
SEPLAT tackles mortality rate, teaches benefits of child spacing
World Stage - 9/27/2016 5:02:59 PM
In its quest to tackle the high maternal mortality rate in the country and increase the health of pregnant women and new mothers, the Nigerian Petroleum Development Company (NPDC) and Seplat Petroleum Development Company Plc, have relaunched a health ...
How Healthy is Your Country? The US Is Far Down On the List
consciouslifenews.com - 9/28/2016 4:47:29 PM
Despite the United Nations Millennium Development Goal of reducing the rate of maternal death by 75% by 2015 ...  In all areas of the world and regardless of development, all countries now have a marked problem with obesity. Childhood obesity has ...
More than 90 percent of the world breathes polluted air
pulseheadlines.com - 9/27/2016 12:30:58 PM
Air pollution caused 7 million deaths globally in 2012, according to new estimates by the World Health Organization ... The worldwide data concluded that Turkmenistan is the country with the highest death rate linked to air pollution, with 89 deaths ...
WHO: 92 Percent of The Population Affected By Air Pollution
gazettereview.com - 9/28/2016 1:09:45 AM
The World Health Organization study also revealed the countries that have the highest death rates linked to air pollution. Turkmenistan, a country with a population of 5.24 million people, has the highest death rate linked to outdoor air pollution.
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 ...
FG, States, Others Collaborate In New Initiative To Tackle Maternity Mortality
Leadership - 9/28/2016 9:16:30 AM
111 maternal deaths recorded daily In Nigeria. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, has said there is now emerging in the country a convergence of opinions ... a former Health Minister in Nigeria said maternal mortality rates in Nigeria is among the highest ...
Ovarian Cancer Death Rates Have Dropped In The U.S.: Here's Why
self.com - 9/27/2016 10:46:35 PM
The finding comes courtesy of a new study published in Annals of Oncology that analyzed ovarian cancer mortality rates in 47 countries from 2002 to 2012 ... However, the U.S. had one of the largest drops in the world during that 10-year time frame ...
Over 90% of People in the World Live With Air Pollution Above WHO Limit
ABC News - 9/27/2016 5:00:00 AM
About 3 million deaths are linked to outdoor air pollution exposure each year, according to the report, and of those deaths, nearly 90 percent occur in low- and middle-income countries ... Turkmenistan has the highest rate with 108 deaths per 100,000.
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.
Mortality from ischaemic heart disease by country, region, and age: Statistics from World Health Organisation and United Nations ☆
ncbi.nlm.nih.gov - 7/27/2016 11:52:57 PM
Ischaemic heart disease (IHD) is the leading cause of death worldwide. The World Health Organisation (WHO) collects mortality data coded using the International Statistical Classification of Diseases (ICD) code. IHD is the single largest cause of death ...
Maternal Deaths Worldwide Have Almost Halved In 25 Years
www.deviantworld.com - 9/30/2016 3:23:23 AM
“Some countries and groups of women saw little or no ... The problem here is not that we do not know how to reduce these deaths – the data from the developed world shows that many of these are preventable – it is simply a matter of implementing ...
Death penalty statistics 2013: country by country
The Guardian - 3/27/2014 9:00:28 AM
At least 778 executions were carried out across the world in 2013 ... people were executed in 22 countries in 2013. In 2012, Amnesty International reported at least 682 executions in 21 countries worldwide. At least 1,925 death sentences were recorded ...
When it comes to pollution, most of the world breathes bad air
The Press-Enterprise - 9/28/2016 7:14:49 AM
More than nine out of 10 people worldwide live in areas with excessive air pollution, contributing to problems like strokes, heart disease and lung cancer, the World ... countries are facing excessively high air pollution. WHO says one in nine deaths ...