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
Smoking set to kill one in three young Chinese men as country faces 'epidemic'
The Guardian - 10/9/2015 9:08:01 AM
China consumes over a third of the world ... death over the next few decades.” The 2010 death toll was made up of some 840,000 men and 130,000 women in China, which has a population of about 1.4 billion. Smokers have about twice the mortality rate ...
Mother, child deaths highest in low-income countries
The Vancouver Sun - 10/7/2015 4:45:32 AM
“Our world has an unfinished agenda in women’s reproductive ... Rather, they may have one to three years of post-high school training. In low income countries, the mortality rate from anesthesia can be as high as one in 150, whereas in Canada and ...
Study: Smoking will kill one out of three young Chinese men
CNN - 10/9/2015 4:31:50 PM
Urban males who started smoking before they turned 20 had twice the mortality rate of non-smokers ... consumes a third of the world's cigarettes. Authorities raised cigarette taxes in May, but it's still an incredibly cheap country to light up.
Reducing the TB burden in Nigeria
The Nation - 10/9/2015 11:05:33 PM
It remains one of the world’s major causes of illness and death. In Nigeria ... While decrying the TB prevalence in the country, the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), last year in a statement blamed the high rate on the unavailability of drugs and ...
Reducing infant mortality rates in St. Louis City and County
Fox2now - 10/9/2015 5:07:38 PM
Access to healthy foods, neighborhood and housing conditions, access to jobs and education, stress - these are all things impacting healthy birth and development. Infant death rates in St. Louis City and County are worse than some third-world countries.
Cigarette smoking will kill two million Chinese nationals by 2030, says study
Firstpost - 10/9/2015 11:45:30 AM
Beijing:Cigarette smoking will kill about two million Chinese in 2030, double the 2010 toll, said researchers Friday who warned of a "growing epidemic of premature death" in the world's most populous ... twice the mortality rate of people who never smoked ...
25 Countries With The Worst Eating Habits In The World
INSIDER MONKEY - 10/9/2015 1:11:24 PM
This can lead to a host diseases which can in turn result in death. In fact, many people develop eating disorders due to their unhealthy eating habits, as can be evidenced in 11 countries with the highest rates of eating disorders in the world. Meanwhile ...
US Infant Mortality Rate Higher Than Other Wealthy Countries
The Huffington Post - 6/25/2012 12:06:49 PM
Yet even if we eliminate this racial disparity 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 ...
Combating maternal mortality, at home and abroad
The Daily Astorian - 10/9/2015 9:22:20 AM
Rates in the United States For unknown reasons, the maternal mortality rate in the United States is increasing, even though the country has one of the most ... according to the World Bank datasets. Toepke has a few guesses as to why the rate is rising ...
World View: Russia Escalates Syria War Launching Missiles from Caspian Sea
Breitbart News - 10/9/2015 11:38:21 AM
but many other countries are in similar situations. Weak systemic market liquidity: Because central banks around the world have been flooding the banking system with money, through zero interest rates or quantitative easing, investors can no longer make ...
US surpasses other industrialized countries in infant death rate
World Socialist Web Site - 5/9/2013 3:36:40 PM
“State of the World ... other countries. An American woman faces a 1 in 2,400 risk of death during childbirth. Only five other industrialized countries—Albania, Latvia, Moldova, the Russian Federation, and Ukraine—fare worse on maternal death rates.
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 ...
Smoking will kill two million Chinese by 2030, says research
NYSE Post - 10/9/2015 9:36:39 AM
The figures didn't take into account mortality rate among second hand smokers, which is a different story. So far, 1 million of the country's young men died from ... which is often fatal, and is the world's biggest cause of premature death from chronic ...
Millions of the world's poorest saved by Nobel winners
Ecommerce Journal - 10/6/2015 10:51:48 AM
Lancaster said his biggest regret was not beating Wales and that maybe the England team was too young for this World Cup ... has won their last 11 games in Death Valley, which is the fourth-best number now in the country. "There's no drop-off".
In Sri Lanka, child murders spur death penalty debate
Catholic News Asia - 10/9/2015 11:09:43 AM
"Reintroducing hanging will stop the crime rate. Life sentences are not ... In an Oct. 8 statement ahead of the World Day Against the Death Penalty, London-based Amnesty International criticized countries including China, Indonesia and Malaysia for ...