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
21 countries could be malaria-free by 2020
The Leader - 5/1/2016 1:44:28 AM
The report was published Monday (today) to mark World Malaria ... the same in the country. Cases in South Africa have increased in the last few years, Charles said. "Since the year 2000, it showed that malaria mortality rates have declined by 60 per ...
Qatar denies death at World Cup site caused by working conditions
Arabian Business - 5/2/2016 5:18:02 AM
The organisers of Qatar's 2022 World Cup said on Sunday they were investigating the death of an Indian labourer at one of its sites but denied it was caused by working conditions which the wealthy Gulf country ... verified statistics on worker-related ...
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 ...
Louisiana is No. 1 in U.S. for prisoner deaths
The Times-Picayune - 4/27/2016 10:53:15 AM
The United States has the largest number of prisoners in the world, and Louisiana has the highest incarceration rate in the country. U.S. state and federal ... we ranked the states with the highest average annual mortality rate per 100,000 state and ...
Kenya: Maternal and Child Mortality Have Tremendously Decreased Across the World Including Kenya, Says First Lady
AllAfrica - 4/29/2016 1:21:12 PM
First Lady Margaret Kenyatta today said Kenya is among countries that have witnessed an incredible decrease in maternal and child mortality across the world. She said it is ... than at any other time in history "The rate of maternal and child mortality ...
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 ...
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 ...
Africa's protracted fight — World Malaria Day
lucenainformacion.com - 5/2/2016 4:35:05 AM
Zimbabwe joined the international community on Monday in commemorating World Malaria Day ... 400,000 malaria-related deaths. While the officially reported numbers are smaller than actual figures, top health experts in the country opine that malaria ...
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 ...
Ebola virus causes severe hemorrhagic fever in humans and nonhuman primates with high mortality rates
7th Space - 4/30/2016 6:20:40 PM
The study sheds light on several aspects of the "flare-ups" that have occurred in Liberia since the country was initially declared free ... fever in humans and nonhuman primates with high mortality rates and continues to emerge in new geographic locations ...
Ecuador devastated by magnitude 6 quake
THE PREFACE - 5/2/2016 4:35:05 AM
Speaking from the highland capital Quito, Correa said the death toll would likely rise further, though at a slower rate than in previous ... said in a bulletin. The country will also draw $600 million in emergency funding from World Bank and other lenders.
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 ...
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.
Black Americans Are Killed At 12 Times The Rate Of People In Other Developed Countries
Five Thirt Eight - 6/18/2015 5:31:17 AM
That’s not especially high by global standards; the median country had 4.7 homicide deaths per 100,000 persons over the same period, 1 according to the UNODC data. The highest homicide rate in the world was in Honduras, with 87.9 homicide deaths per ...