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
Report finds highest suicide rate world in Guyana, a country haunted by link to cult deaths
FOX News - 10/14/2014 4:04:49 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 ...
Ebola highlights disparity of disease burden in developed vs. developing countries
Science Daily - 10/17/2014 11:53:43 AM
Syphilis death rates were 33 and then 45 times greater in developing ... hemorrhagic fever had no higher age-adjusted mortality in developing countries than they did in the developed world. Dengue fever is a virus transmitted by mosquito in more than ...
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.
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 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 ...
A surprising map of countries that have the most traffic deaths
Washington Post - 1/18/2013 8:18:38 PM
Thanks to a combination of insufficient or nonexistent safety laws, poor infrastructure and a lack of enforcement, low- and middle-income countries account for 48 percent of the world’s vehicles ... 600,000 road traffic deaths annually, brought to ...
U.S. infant mortality rate worse than other countries
CBS News - 9/24/2014 6:04:35 PM
A greater proportion of premature births and deaths of full-term babies are driving the higher rate, which puts the United States below 25 other countries, according to the report, released Sept. 24 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Death by Lightning a Danger in Developing Countries
National Geographic - 11/2/2013 9:39:25 PM
Experts point to lack of education, but a number of doctors and meteorologists from around the world are trying to change ... climate all play a role in higher rates of lightning-related deaths and injuries in countries such as South Africa, Malaysia ...
Map: Where is the world's most dangerous place to drive?
Vox - 10/20/2014 11:57:19 AM
maps countries based on their accident fatality rates: As the map shows, road-traffic deaths are a huge problem in developing nations. They are also the leading cause of death globally for people between the ages of 10-24 and the world's ninth leading ...