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
Antiseptic Prevents Infant Death Rates
Med India - 3/5/2015 6:48:41 PM
As one of the World Health Organisation's Essential Medicines ... or as a cleansing agent for the newborn baby's skin or umbilical cord. In some countries with high infant death rates, using chlorhexidine as a cleansing agent after birth has been shown ...
Around 30 countries exposed to Ebola: Report
bdnews24 - 3/3/2015 5:03:41 PM
The NGO documents the quality of public healthcare systems, using indicators such as the number of health workers and neonatal mortality rates in the ... the three countries most affected by the recent Ebola outbreak which led to 9,365 deaths.
Government moves to end Japan’s culture of “death by overwork”
Economy Watch - 3/5/2015 5:01:19 PM
Japan’s work-life imbalance kills thousands of workers every year and it’s also partly to blame for the nation’s disastrously low birth rate ... the country’s disastrous work-life balance. The Japanese work some of the longest hours in the world ...
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 ...
Angry mob lynches rape accused to death in India
Dawn - 3/6/2015 11:30:51 AM
with anger raging over the high rate of sexual violence in the country. The man, who stood accused of raping a woman multiple times and was arrested on February 24, was dragged out of the prison in Nagaland state before being beaten to death and strung up ...
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 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.
Around 30 countries exposed to Ebola due to poor healthcare systems
La Prensa - 3/3/2015 4:27:54 PM
The NGO documents the quality of public healthcare systems, using indicators such as the number of health workers and neonatal mortality rates in the ... the three countries most affected by the recent Ebola outbreak which lead to 9,365 deaths.
These 10 Countries Have The World's Highest Murder Rates
The Huffington Post - 4/10/2014 2:38:48 AM
UNODC defines homicide as " an unlawful death purposefully ... for murder, at 24 per cent, compared to 48 per cent in Asia and 81 per cent in Europe. Take a look at the photos below for the countries with the highest homicide rates in the world, and ...
World Health Organization to test Ebola vaccine in Guinea, aims to find and stop linked cases
brandonsun.com - 3/5/2015 7:28:39 AM
LONDON - The World Health Organization will ... and health workers in those countries are still being attacked by those wary of their efforts. Officials also said the number of Ebola deaths taking place outside of hospitals still remains high in Guinea ...
Scientists across 30 countries meet to discuss ways to tackle poverty
Spy Ghana - 3/4/2015 4:12:23 PM
According to recent Lancet reports, under-nutrition remains the underlying cause of death for at least 3.1 million ... from different countries and regions of the world. It provides a reminder of the challenges facing global agriculture and food systems ...
Zimbabwe: What Is Zimbabwe's Real Maternal Mortality Rate?
AllAfrica - 3/6/2015 10:33:35 AM
Two conflicting figures for pregnancy and childbirth related deaths in Zimbabwe appeared in the ... because of the different time spans covered. The World Health Organisation advises countries to focus on trends over three to five years.
Death of the supermarket
worldfinance.com - 3/5/2015 9:04:42 PM
1), mushrooming into world-dominating forces and playing on their all-important ... that sales from convenience stores across Europe will grow at an average yearly rate of 5.3 percent among all retailers. Andrew Stevens, Senior Retail Analyst at Verdict ...
Venezuela to charge 8 police in young men's disappearance, death
Reuters - 3/2/2015 9:08:15 PM
the country's public prosecutor's office said on Monday. Venezuela has the second worst homicide rate in the world, according to United Nations, and government officials acknowledge police are often involved in violent crime. Alejandro Garcia, 22 ...
Young white males replace older black men as OD victims as heroin deaths climb
PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW - 3/5/2015 11:56:30 PM
The death rate ... in the country; of those, 16,235 involved opioids and 8,257 were caused by heroin. The sharp increase in heroin deaths coincided with curbs on abuse of opioid analgesics established about the same time. The death rate from opioids ...