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
Lung Cancer Death Rates Increasing In Europe
HNGN - 1/27/2015 11:18:39 AM
Death rates for lung cancer are increasing in Europe and ... "This is due to the fact that British women started smoking during the Second World War, while in most other EU countries women started to smoke after 1968. It is worrying that female lung ...
Lung cancer death rate is rising
Sunderland Echo - 1/27/2015 12:12:56 AM
Lung cancer death rates among European women are expected to overtake ... "This is due to the fact that British women started smoking during the Second World War, while in most other EU countries women started to smoke after 1968. It is worrying that ...
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
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 virus death toll touches 8,800, says WHO
Microfinance Monitor - 1/28/2015 11:17:28 AM
In line with statistics, the maximum number of Ebola-related deaths has been registered in Liberia. There have been a total of 3,686 cumulative deaths and 8,622 cumulative cases in the country. Liberia is followed by Sierra Leone (3,199 deaths and 10,518 ...
Death rates from lung cancer will overtake those for breast cancer in 2015 among EU women
Medical Xpress - 1/26/2015 11:58:37 PM
Death rates from lung cancer will exceed those for breast ... This is due to the fact that British women started smoking during the Second World War, while in most other EU countries women started to smoke after 1968. It is worrying that female lung ...
Lung cancer rates predicted to surpass breast cancer among European women
Examiner - 1/28/2015 8:32:49 AM
In women, breast cancer death rates fell by 10 percent and nine percent for ... This is due to the fact that British women started smoking during the Second World War, while in most other EU countries women started to smoke after 1968.
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.
“Death-Dealing Politics in the Age of Extreme Violence,” by Henry Giroux
Daily Kos - 1/26/2015 9:46:46 AM
According to a report released by the Southern Education Foundation, for the first time in history, half of US public school children live in poverty, and the United States has the fourth highest child poverty rate among developed countries. Moreover ...
America descending into street wars between cops and citizens as fatalities skyrocket beyond any other country
Natural News - 1/27/2015 2:00:18 AM
though that country also has a much higher execution rate. -- The "war on drugs," in addition to what President Dwight Eisenhower described as the "military-industrial complex," was created by the mindset that the United States "police" the world ...
Bee Decline Could Cause Malnutrition In Developing Countries
Think Progress - 1/28/2015 4:10:57 PM
But according to a new study, residents of developing nations could also soon be struggling with something else: malnutrition fueled by the decline of pollinators around the world ... to blindness and increase death rates for some diseases, including ...
These 10 Countries Have The World's Highest Murder Rates
The Huffington Post - 4/15/2014 4:59:01 PM
UNODC defines homicide as " an unlawful death purposefully ... for murder, at 24 per cent, compared to 48 per cent in Asia and 81 per cent in Europe. Take a look at the photos below for the countries with the highest homicide rates in the world, and ...
Healthcare demand in India rising; country will need 3.5m hospital beds, 3m doctors by 2034
thenewsreports.com - 1/29/2015 12:03:24 AM
By adopting non-traditional solutions, infant mortality rate (number of infant deaths per 1000 live births), could decrease ... India can also leverage its strength as a world leader in vaccine manufacturing (it contributes 60 per cent of global production ...
Why India went a step beyond others to mourn the Saudi king’s death
Dawn - 1/26/2015 6:15:01 PM
The monarch’s death prompted ... equation is India, a country that suffers from a major energy deficit and therefore needs to import great amounts of oil. Without this key resource, it cannot hope to achieve the 8% growth rate it has set for itself.
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 ...
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 ...