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
An additional 30,000-40,000 children will be under the poverty line, which currently stands at NIS4,000 per month ($1,091) for a couple," professo Shlomo Mor-Yosef explained. Take a look at the ten OECD countries with the largest income ...
Bill Gates: ‘Death is something we really understand extremely well’
Washington Post - 5/17/2013 9:57:54 AM
“I always use this chart of childhood death,” Bill Gates says. “In 1960 ... If you say to them, “Did your kids get vaccines or not,” they might have done it and not remember, or they might think, “Oh, this person wants me to say ...
Infant death rate falls in Volusia
Daytona Beach News-Journal - 5/18/2013 12:59:50 AM
Data released this week by the Florida Department of Health revealed the infant death rate for Volusia County fell from 6.4 per 1,000 live births to 3.8 between 2011 and 2012. The rate was more than halved for black infants from 13.6 in 2011 to ...
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 ...
The Best and Worst Places in the World for Mothers
The Huffington Post - 5/17/2013 10:15:12 PM
The United States comes in at a disappointing 30 on the Mothers' Index for 2013. Maternal and child mortality are shockingly high for an industrialized country. U.S. women are 10 times as likely as women in Estonia, Greece, or Singapore to die ...
Developing countries’ savings to jump to $79tr by 2030
Gulf News - 5/17/2013 5:28:52 PM
“Developing Asia has been gaining relative ascendancy since the 1980s ... benefits of the tectonic shifts taking place,” said Hans Timmer, Director of the Bank’s Development Prospects Group. The report finds that the least educated groups in a ...
Developing World to Dominate Global Investment by 2030: World Bank
The Jakarta Globe - 5/17/2013 7:41:53 AM
According to new scenarios released Thursday by the World Bank, developing countries could control some 158 trillion dollars (at 2010 rates) by 2030, particularly in East Asia and Latin America. By that time, the developing world could account for 87 to 93 ...
AP IMPACT: Honduran Police Accused as Death Squads
ABC News - 5/13/2013 5:47:56 PM
In a country with the highest homicide rate in the world and where only a fraction of crimes are ... Two men with no criminal history were released, but their friend disappeared without any record of his detention. A month after the AP reported that ...
Correction: Honduras-Death Squads Story
ABC News - 5/17/2013 7:30:33 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.
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.
Protecting Against the Unforeseen: Global Accident Protection 24/7 Now Offered by Travel Insurance Center
PRWeb - 5/15/2013 12:23:26 PM
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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.
Americans still move around more than anyone else in the world
Washington Post - 5/16/2013 9:33:26 PM
I’ve written recently about how Americans have been moving locations less and less since the 1970s. But let’s put this in an international context. The United States is still one of the most mobile countries in the world: That comes from ...
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.