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
Healthiest Places To Live In The World: Best Life Expectancy, Lowest Death Rates
International Business Times - 3/20/2017 1:50:57 PM
The index ranked 163 countries by factors such as life expectancy, health risks, causes of death and availability of clean water ... The average life span in Italy is just shy of 83 years, according to the World Bank. The average life span in the United ...
Infant Mortality Rates Fall 15 Percent in U.S.
NBC News - 3/21/2017 11:55:13 AM
the team at the National Center for Health Statistics found. "Infant mortality is considered a basic measure of public health for countries around the world," wrote Anne Driscoll and T.J. Mathews of the NCHS, part of the Centers for Disease Control and ...
Despite Oklahoma infant mortality drop, rate remains fourth highest in nation
Oklahoma News - 3/22/2017 11:54:02 AM
the state had the fourth highest infant mortality rate in the country from 2012 to 2014. Infant mortality is considered a basic measure of public health for countries around the world, the CDC report notes. Overall, Oklahoma ranks No. 46 in the U.S. for ...
Rising death rate for middle-aged US workers driven by “deaths of despair”
World Socialist Web Site - 3/24/2017 5:39:26 AM
The latest research on rising mortality rates by Princeton University economists ... money” to pay for decent wages or social services in the US, the country claims eight of the world’s 10 wealthiest billionaires and spends more than the next seven ...
White America is tops in the developed world when it comes to death by drugs, alcohol, and suicide
Quartz - 3/23/2017 9:04:02 PM
Since then, that rate has overtaken and far surpassed the numbers in other developed countries. (Authors Anne Case and Angus Deaton, who have been researching the white mortality issue for some time, did not include the overall drug, alcohol, and suicide ...
Death rates up for middle age whites with little education
News-Sentinel - 3/23/2017 6:16:25 AM
Even while the death rate for whites without a college degree is rising, the rate for whites who are college graduates is falling, Case and Deaton found. The trends cut across diverse regions of the country, the researchers found. While the worst-hit spots ...
Latest Rating Shows the World’s Most & Least Healthy Countries – Guess Where the U.S. Ranked
consciouslifenews.com - 3/23/2017 8:13:56 PM
The Global Health Index looked at 163 countries. It calculated a ... people is 67.3 – tipping the scale as one of the world’s heaviest nations.” To make matters worse, the maternal mortality rate is actually rising in the U.S. while dropping ...
Infant mortality rate declines in Oklahoma — but more slowly than in other states
Tulsa World - 3/22/2017 5:20:20 AM
OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma’s infant mortality rate has dropped in recent years, although the state saw one of the smallest declines in the country, according to a report released Tuesday by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Study: Death rates stay up for US working-class whites
The Sentinel Source - 3/23/2017 11:52:51 AM
Study: Death rates stay up for US working-class whites By Joel Achenbach ... say the trend affects whites of both sexes and is happening nearly everywhere in the country. Education level is significant: People with a college degree report better health ...
CDC: Infant mortality rate reaches new low mark
pulseheadlines.com - 3/22/2017 1:02:38 AM
The infant mortality rates in the United States presented a significant ... there is a significant difference between the United States’ numbers and those of other peer countries in the world. There are more chances for a baby that is born in Europe ...
What happens when health care is scarce and TB rates are high
CNN - 3/24/2017 9:07:02 AM
TB is now the leading cause of death by an infectious disease, globally, and Cambodia has among the highest rates in the world, with 380 people estimated to be infected per 100,000 in the population in 2015. It's a small country, with a population of just ...
Mortality and morbidity in the 21st century
Brookings - 3/23/2017 4:00:24 AM
Case and Deaton find that while midlife mortality rates continue to fall among all education classes in most of the rich world, middle-aged non-Hispanic ... of despair have increased in all parts of the country and at every level of urbanization.
For whites across America, "deaths of despair" are rising
CBS News - 3/23/2017 3:27:36 PM
Yet for white adults without that piece of parchment, the world has gotten tougher ... The spike in mortality rates started in the Southwest but has now spread across the country, affecting both cities and rural areas as well as men and women.
World Tuberculosis Day 2017: facts and figures about TB
Yahoo News - 3/24/2017 11:23:02 AM
TB was one of the top 10 causes of death worldwide ... in every part of the world, but the majority of cases are in Asia (61%) and Africa (26%). In 2015, there were an estimated 10.4 million new case of TB worldwide, with six countries accounting for ...
Infant mortality rates fall 15 percent in the U.S.
Philadelphia Daily News - 3/21/2017 8:01:59 PM
... disadvantaged mothers in the U.S. have higher infant mortality rates than wealthier ones. “Infant mortality is considered a basic measure of public health for countries around the world,” wrote the CDC team, led by researcher T.J. Mathews.