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
Why 8 Of The 10 Most Dangerous Countries For Road Deaths Are In Africa
AFKinside - 5/23/2016 9:25:09 AM
... further showed that eight out of 10 most dangerous countries in the world for road deaths in 2013 were in Africa, while 40 of the 50 countries with the highest road-death rates across all ages were also from the continent. These include Libya, Kenya ...
Rise in Death Rate of US White Women Worries Health Experts
citizentv.co.ke - 5/20/2016 2:07:52 PM
Studies of death rates around the country carried out by the U.S. Centers for Disease ... John O’Neill, director of Addiction Services at the world-renowned Menninger Clinic in Houston, said drug and alcohol abuse could be the underlying problem.
U.S. Infant Mortality: a Case Study in Health Care Disparities
US News Health - 5/23/2016 2:54:25 PM
In many countries around the world, babies younger than 26 weeks are not resuscitated ... This practice could raise our infant mortality rates by as much as 30 to 40 percent. Many ethical questions are prompted by this fact: Just because we can support ...
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 ...
Life expectancy worldwide has increased by 5 years
You Don't Know Football - 5/19/2016 11:20:15 PM
On average, the report says women live longer than men in every country of the world. Newborns globally can expect to stay healthy for just over 63 years of their lives, almost eight years before the average age of death. The "World Health Statistics ...
Mortality in Children and Adolescents, 1990-2013
jama.jamanetwork.com - 5/17/2016 3:08:42 PM
The top causes of death in developed versus developing countries, as well as mortality rates by World Health Organization (WHO) region, are illustrated. In developed countries in 2013, the top cause of death for children under 1 was congenital anomalies ...
Death penalty statistics 2013: country by country
The Guardian - 3/27/2014 9:00:28 AM
At least 778 executions were carried out across the world in 2013 ... people were executed in 22 countries in 2013. In 2012, Amnesty International reported at least 682 executions in 21 countries worldwide. At least 1,925 death sentences were recorded ...
Average life expectancy for Armenia is 74.8 years, according to World Health Statistics: Monitoring Health for the SDGs
arminfo.info - 5/21/2016 12:33:38 PM
WHO's "World Health Statistics" is the definitive source of information on the health of the world's people. It contains data from 194 countries on a range of mortality, disease and health system indicators, including life expectancy, illness and death ...
U.S. Infant Mortality Rate Worse Than in 40 Other Countries
International Business Times - 8/31/2011 11:09:13 PM
Babies born in the United States have a higher chance of dying in their first month than babies in much of the developed world ... infant mortality rates by 26 percent, or less than the average drop, the United States now lags behind 40 other countries ...
Nine creative ways to improve cognitive development of children in developing countries
News-Medical - 5/23/2016 5:14:36 AM
Grand Challenges Canada, funded by the Government of Canada, and the "Saving Brains" partners today announced investments in nine creative ways to protect and nurture the cognitive development of children in developing countries. The investments total up ...
US surpasses other industrialized countries in infant death rate
World Socialist Web Site - 5/8/2013 11:58:56 PM
The states with the highest rates, according to the CDC, are in the deep south. While only one percent of the world’s newborn deaths occur in industrialized countries, the report states, “The percentage of child deaths that occur during the newborn ...
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
The fact that self-inflected harm is such a presence in the lives of this family is not surprising given that they live in an area that Guyana's Ministry of Health has designated the "suicide belt," in a country ... rate of suicide in the world.
Top 10 countries with most improved child mortality rates
The Christian Science Monitor - 5/23/2010 11:59:37 PM
Singapore had a child mortality rate of 8 per 1,000 live births in 1990, but by 2010, that rate had dropped to 2, the lowest in the world. "Some high-income countries, including the United States, have seen an increase in health disparities across racial ...
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 ...
Dispatches: Three Countries Cause World Death Penalty Rates to Soar
Human Rights Watch - 4/6/2016 3:00:03 PM
The number of state executions worldwide skyrocketed more than 50 percent in 2015 compared with a year earlier, Amnesty International’s latest annual survey reports today. In fact, last year saw the highest number of executions globally in more than 25 ...