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 rises in Brazil-made cars
Japan Times - 5/21/2013 3:00:57 PM
Four of Brazil’s five best-selling cars failed their independent crash tests. Unsafe cars, coupled with the South American nation’s often dangerous driving conditions, have resulted in a Brazilian death rate from passenger car accidents that ...
Mortality rates down at KU trauma, burn centers
LJWORLD - 5/20/2013 4:39:22 AM
The Burnett Burn Center's mortality index is 0.58, indicating that 42 percent of patients who arrived with a great risk of death are surviving. The KU Trauma Center, meanwhile, has a mortality index of 0.72. "That means that if we treated 100 patients who ...
Suicide becoming an epidemic in developed countries
Deseret News - 5/23/2013 5:28:54 PM
America and other developed countries are facing a new epidemic: suicide. The Daily Beast reports the number of suicides in the United States has increased every year since 1999 and looks to continue to rise. The United States and other ...
Most Popular Country In The World: Germany Tops BBC's Annual Poll
The Huffington Post - 5/23/2013 5:14:35 PM
France may be the most-visited nation in the world, but that doesn't make it the most popular country. That title belongs to Germany, according to the results of the BBC's annual Country Ratings Poll. The international poll, released Thursday ...
Death rates decline for advanced heart failure patients, but outcomes are still not ideal
EurekAlert! - 5/23/2013 5:21:45 PM
"The decline in sudden cardiac death is most likely due to increased use of medications and devices like defibrillators," said first author John Loh, a medical student at the Geffen School of Medicine. There was also a decrease in overall mortality rates ...
Nigeria struggles to shift maternal care to tackle mortality rate
United Press International - 5/23/2013 8:06:23 PM
IBADAN, Nigeria (GPI)--Mayowa Olumide is pregnant with her first child. She says she has struggled to obtain efficient maternal care at large public hospitals. But she is reluctant to take her chances with alternative health care providers.
Maine’s death rate now higher than its birth rate
Lifesite - 5/20/2013 9:00:03 PM
AUGUSTA, ME, May 20, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The number of deaths in Maine now exceeds the number of births, according to a new report released by the Governor's Office of Policy and Management (OPM). Last year, there were 103 more deaths than new babies.
5 Countries That Would Let a Woman Die Before Getting an Abortion
Care2 (blog) - 5/20/2013 11:59:01 PM
1) Whosoever, by any food, drink, medicine, or by violence, or by any other means whatsoever, shall cause the miscarriage of any woman with child, whether the woman be consenting or not, shall, on conviction, be liable to imprisonment for a term from 18 ...
Ethiopian Child Mortality Rate Falls 40 Percent
AllAfrica - 5/21/2013 7:01:21 AM
Ethiopia has reduced its child mortality rate by 40 percent ... in preventing children's death from preventable disease. Yet the death of children in Ethiopia is still big; yearly 28 thousands of children are dying in the country of preventable disease.
Girl Killed By Falling Suicide Jumper In South Korea: Report
The Huffington Post - 5/23/2013 4:31:39 PM
has the highest suicide rate in the developed world. As Seoul-based Arirang News reported late last year, the percentage of South Koreans who take their own lives is 2.6 times higher than the average suicide rate among the countries of the ...
Better Death Records Can Lead to Longer Life
Bloomberg - 5/23/2013 1:54:10 PM
And 120 countries are still not keeping adequate death records. The costs are high. Today, two-thirds of the world’s people die of lifestyle-related causes: heart disease, diabetes, liver disease and road accidents. Fatal traffic crashes alone ...
Apple Tax Rate Ignores Profit Shifting Offshore
Businessweek - 5/23/2013 12:28:16 PM
Apple Inc. (AAPL) Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook provided a figure to Congress on Tuesday that U.S. companies rarely disclose: its federal tax bill. Apple paid $6 billion last year -- a rate of 30.5 percent. “That’s more than $16 million ...
US Teen Birth Rates at Lowest Level Since 1976
Medical Daily - 5/23/2013 10:58:11 PM
Although the report only accounted for live births, not pregnancies, experts still believe that the reason the numbers dropped was because people are paying more attention to messages about preventing teen pregnancy, as well as a higher rate of ...
The most popular country in the world
Patheos (blog) - 5/24/2013 5:03:16 AM
The survey, carried out for the BBC, polled 26,000 people in 25 countries and asked them to rate 16 countries and the European Union as a whole on whether their influence on the world was mainly positive or negative. Germany came out on top, with 59 ...
BBC poll: Germany most popular country in the world
BBC Online - 5/24/2013 7:26:26 AM
Germany is the most positively viewed nation in the world in this year's annual Country Ratings Poll for the BBC World Service. More than 26,000 people were surveyed internationally for the poll. They were asked to rate 16 countries and the ...