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
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.
US surpasses other industrialized countries in infant death rate
World Socialist Web Site - 5/9/2013 3:36:40 PM
According to reproductive ... death rates. “A woman in the US is more than 10 times as likely as a woman in Estonia, Greece or Singapore to eventually die from a pregnancy related cause,” the report states. American children under the age of 5 are ...
Death penalty statistics, country by country
theguardian.com - 3/29/2011 10:06:41 AM
Despite more countries abolishing the death penalty, it is still alive and well around the world. The latest statistics show that China executes thousands, said Amnesty International in its report on the death penalty worldwide. Amnesty does not provide a ...
Hard-partying young Americans have highest death rate of any high-income country, study says
New York Daily News - 4/26/2012 10:33:20 AM
For binge-drinking among youths, Ireland and Austria posted the highest rates among high-income countries ... grim numbers regarding death, dope and drink, there was good news in the piece titled “Health of the World’s Adolescents.”
Kazakhstan among countries with highest road death rates
Xinhua News Agency - 10/21/2013 9:50:39 AM
The independent American news media organization ranked countries based on 2013 statistics for road death rates provided by the World Health Organization and colored them on the map. The map shows Kazakhstan has an average of 21.9 people killed ...
Countries with the highest death penalty rates
Yahoo! - 10/10/2011 11:54:51 PM
As the ninth World Day against the Death Penalty raises the awareness of the inhumanity of the law and calls for an end to capital punishment - we take a look at the five countries that carried out the most executions last year. The latest statistics from ...
Special report: The punishment was death by stoning. The crime? Having a mobile phone
The Independent - 9/28/2013 10:35:14 PM
Two months ago, a young mother of two was stoned to death by her relatives on the order of a tribal ... to the al-Shabaab militia in control of the city. Iran has the world's highest rate of execution by stoning. No one knows how many people have been ...
Death by Lightning a Danger in Developing Countries
National Geographic - 11/2/2013 9:39:25 PM
Developing countries have long lists of problems—illiteracy, disease, hunger, corruption. There's one more problem that has gotten less attention, until recently: lightning strikes, which cause a disproportionately high number of deaths in developing ...
Amnesty report condemns US death rates of women in childbirth
theguardian.com - 3/11/2010 11:53:08 PM
The damning report comes in a year of unprecedented international effort to reduce the death rate among mothers in developing countries, which will include a major conference called Women Deliver in Washington in the summer. The cause has been taken up by ...
Ten Countries Where People Live Longest
Yahoo! Finance - 12/2/2013 6:26:21 PM
Both countries had an average life expectancy at birth of less than 70 years. Other nations that spent less than $1,000 per resident on health were China, Mexico, South Africa ... Japan also had the largest elderly population as of 2010.
Traffic Death Rates In Dominican Republic Among Highest In The World
The Huffington Post - 8/12/2013 5:11:35 PM
the country with the second highest traffic death rate in the Western Hemisphere, with 37 fatalities per 100,000 inhabitants. The United States saw 11 traffic deaths per 100,000 people, while Mexico saw 15, according to the World Health ...
Poor countries have half the world’s cars but almost all of its fatal car accidents
Quartz - 7/24/2013 10:27:37 PM
and much faster than motorization rates—the number of registered vehicles grew by only 15% from 2000 to 2011. If the current trend continues, car accidents will be the fifth leading cause of death in the world by 2030. While scores of countries have ...