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
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 Education System Hindered By High Social Stress, Study Says
The Inquisitr - 1/25/2015 2:05:39 PM
one of the wealthiest nations in the world, and we have a shocking rate of relative poverty for children… The existence of those levels of child poverty in the midst of plenty is really something to embarrass our country.”
These are the world’s deadliest cities
Global Post - 1/22/2015 11:56:12 PM
MEXICO CITY — Suffering from drug cartels, “mara” street gangs and rampant corruption, Latin America dominates the list of the world’s most murderous cities, with 43 of the 50 top homicide rates in ... even though many countries, including Mexico ...
Death penalty statistics 2013: country by country
theguardian.com - 3/27/2014 9:00:28 AM
The report documents executions in 22 countries in 2013 ... China executed more people than the rest of the world put together- but as data on the use of the death penalty is considered a state secret, no exact numbers are recorded in the report.
World Bank donates Ksh19b towards reproductive health
Kenya Broadcasting Corporation - 1/24/2015 12:19:28 PM
The World Bank has donated 19 billion shillings towards reproductive health, following increased maternal deaths in the country. Kenya currently has a mortality rate of 488 for every 100,000 births and is deemed to have relaxed in its fight against ...
These 10 Countries Have The World's Highest Murder Rates
The Huffington Post - 4/15/2014 4:59:01 PM
In many parts of the world, however, that's a luxury some people just don't have. A new report released by the U.N. Office on Drugs and Crime on Thursday serves as a stark reminder of how drastically murder rates vary from country to country. The Global ...
British Have Invaded 193 Countries: Make 26 January ( Australia Day, Invasion Day) British Invasion Day
Counter Currents - 1/23/2015 3:33:56 PM
... avoidable deaths out of a population about 670,000 (an avoidable death rate of 0.4%, the same as for impoverished South Asia but occurring in one of the world's richest countries). The Australian Aboriginal Genocide and Australian Aboriginal Ethnocide ...
Perspective: The world is not falling apart
Tampa Bay Times - 1/23/2015 6:04:15 PM
A majority of the world's countries today are democratic ... together with the targeting of civilians by all sides in World War II, resulted in a civilian death rate in the vicinity of 350 per 100,000 per year. Stalin and Mao kept the global rate between ...
US surpasses other industrialized countries in infant death rate
World Socialist Web Site - 5/9/2013 3:36:40 PM
While only one percent of the world’s newborn deaths occur in industrialized countries ... 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 ...
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 ...
Spain jobless rate falls in 2014 but long road ahead to recovery
Business Recorder - 1/22/2015 6:19:45 PM
Spain's unemployment rate stood at 8.57 percent in 2007, its lowest annual level since the country returned to democracy following the death of dictator Francisco Franco in 1975.
Global neonatal deaths hits 58,000 annually
Spy Ghana - 1/23/2015 4:45:31 PM
The study which was made available to Ghana News Agency on Friday observed that as of June, 2014; 24 countries were still struggling ... global neonatal tetanus mortality rate was approximately 6.7 neonatal tetanus deaths per 1000 live births – clearly ...
Malawi: Death Penalty - Will Malawi Join the Modern World in Abolishing It?
AllAfrica - 1/23/2015 7:51:38 PM
About 160 countries have abolished the death penalty in law or in practice ... retaining the death penalty consistently record among the highest homicide rates in the world. Examples include Belize, Jamaica and Trinidad. Louisiana, which retains the ...
Ebola Mistakes Should Serve a Lesson: World Health Organization
NDTV - 1/25/2015 10:48:13 PM
"Never again should the world be caught by surprise, unprepared." Ms Chan later told AFP that "the priority in 2015 is to help countries get the Ebola rate down to zero." The worst outbreak of the virus in history has seen nearly 9,000 deaths in a year ...
Impeached ex-Thai PM decries ‘death of democracy’
Gulf News - 1/23/2015 5:14:09 PM
Bangkok: Embattled former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra decried the “death of democracy” in Thailand Friday ... Experts say the impeachment and criminal charges are the latest attempt by the country’s royalist elite, and its army backers ...