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
Life expectancy increases globally as death toll falls from major diseases
Eurek Alert - 12/17/2014 11:55:56 PM
People are living longer throughout the world, thanks in part to lower rates of cardiovascular disease deaths in high-income countries and child deaths in low-income countries, but disparities remain among regions SEATTLE--People are living much longer ...
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 ...
World population gains more than 6 years of life expectancy since 1990
Science Daily - 12/18/2014 1:21:50 AM
while rapidly declining death rates for diarrhea, lower respiratory tract infections, and neonatal disorders have helped extend life expectancy in low-income countries. While life expectancies are increasing throughout the world, there is one notable ...
Nigeria: Malaria Death Rates Drop Amid Fear of Drug Resistance
AllAfrica - 12/18/2014 8:09:52 AM
According to Reuters, drug resistance malaria fever has been spreading in Myanmar and other countries in the Mekong River basin ... despite the drop in death rates recorded in 12 years. According to WHO, while the number of people dying from malaria ...
Death penalty statistics 2013: country by country
theguardian.com - 3/27/2014 9:00:28 AM
At least 778 executions were carried out in 2013 - up from at least 682 in 2012 - according to the latest global report from Amnesty International. The report documents executions in 22 countries in 2013, a rise on the previous year when executions were ...
Globally death rate declines, lifestyle diseases emerge as biggest killers
THE Health Site - 12/18/2014 6:51:07 AM
‘It is very encouraging that adults and children in the country are living healthier lives. But India’s growing influence on global health means we must do more to address the diseases that kill people prematurely,’ said Jeemon Panniyammakal of the ...
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 ...
US surpasses other industrialized countries in infant death rate
World Socialist Web Site - 5/9/2013 3:36:40 PM
Canada and Switzerland rank second and third in first-day mortality rates in the industrialized countries. Switzerland has the highest share of infant mortality cases whose deaths are within the first day: 71 percent. The Save the Children report notes ...
Death Rate From Virus More Than Doubles, Varying Sharply by Country
New York Times - 4/21/2003 11:59:09 PM
The death rate from severe acute respiratory syndrome has more than doubled, to 5.6 percent, since the epidemic was first detected in mid-March, causing deep concern among health officials. Although the overall death rate, according to World Health ...
Hypertensive heart disease top cause of deaths in India
Live Mint - 12/18/2014 7:08:25 PM
The trend is true globally, with a reduction in the rates of cardiovascular disease deaths in high-income countries and child deaths in low-income countries, said a report based on the study, published in medical journal The Lancet. This is the first ...
World Health Organization: Recorded Ebola deaths top 7,000, fueled by surge in Sierra Leone
brandonsun.com - 12/20/2014 6:37:25 PM
The three countries hit hardest by Ebola have now recorded 7,373 deaths, up from 6,900 on Wednesday ... and/or login to the site and join the conversation by leaving a comment. Rate it yourself by rolling over the stars and clicking when you reach your ...
Death Comes In Many Different Ways. And Some Are A Bit Surprising
NPR News - 12/19/2014 5:16:53 AM
The report also notes that women are living longer than men, and the gap in death rates for men and women in the 20-44 age bracket is widening. One of the big drivers is men in the countries of the former Soviet Union. There's a big increase in the death ...
U.S. infant mortality rate worse than other countries
CBS News - 9/24/2014 6:04:35 PM
When her study team excluded births before 24 weeks, the U.S. rate improved to 4.2 deaths per 1,000 live births but still lagged behind nine other countries and remained about double that of Denmark, Finland and Sweden. The infant mortality rate ...
A surprising map of countries that have the most traffic deaths
Washington Post - 1/18/2013 8:18:38 PM
Bloomberg Philanthropies Each year, 1.3 million people die in car accidents, so these 10 countries are responsible for nearly half of all road deaths. Overall, though, India is responsible for the highest overall number of road deaths, followed by China ...
Here Are The Homicide Rates For Countries Around The World
The Business Insider - 11/7/2014 4:29:27 PM
Although the US has a bad reputation when it comes to violent crime, it's far from the most homicidal country ... a high rate of gun deaths compared to other regions. Europe, on the other hand, has a low rate of gun deaths and a low homicide rate overall.