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
Death by Guns, Drugs and Cars More Common in U.S. than Other Countries
AllGov - 2/10/2016 1:50:28 PM
Gun deaths were a major factor among men: The U.S. rate was 18.4 such deaths ... among women in comparison countries. The researchers' estimates are based on an analysis of 2012 data from the U.S. government and the World Health Organization.
There's a Life-Expectancy Gap Between the U.S. and Other High-Income Countries: Here's 3 Reasons Why
Monthly Prescribing Reference - 2/9/2016 8:11:02 PM
RELATED: Best Places for Older People to Live: Which Country Ranks #1? Andrew Fenelon, PhD, of the National Center for Health Statistics, and colleagues used data from the U.S. National Vital Statistics System and the World Health Organization Mortality ...
Injury deaths, life-expectancy gap between US and other high-income countries
Science Daily - 2/8/2016 11:54:08 PM
... the U.S. National Vital Statistics System and the World Health Organization Mortality Database and calculated death rates by age, sex, and cause for the United States and 12 high-income countries that had similar levels of development and quality of ...
US Infant Mortality Rate Higher Than Other Wealthy Countries
The Huffington Post - 6/25/2012 12:06:49 PM
... 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 and has slipped in the last few decades.
Guns, drugs and car crashes leading causes of death among those under 44 in US
Examiner - 2/10/2016 8:42:39 AM
While most people associate cancer with being the number 1 cause of death in America, a new report by the CDC in conjunction with the World ... men with a rate of 18.4 per 100,000 in the US as opposed to 1 per 100,000 in the other countries, while drug ...
Preventable Injury Deaths Shorten Life Expectancy
News Max - 2/10/2016 8:28:20 AM
... from the U.S. National Vital Statistics System and the World Health Organization Mortality Database to calculate death rates by age, sex and cause for the U.S. and 12 high-income countries: Austria, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Italy, Japan, the ...
How selfie-related deaths happen
CNN - 2/11/2016 12:52:01 PM
It pops up in the news from time to time: the death-by-selfie ... India's higher-than-average drowning rate has a huge role to play, and one that's garnered government attention, to the point where the country has declared 16 no-selfie zones.
Call for death tax on 'super rich' families
Brisbane Times - 2/11/2016 12:44:51 PM
Community Council for Australia chairman Many countries including the United States and United Kingdom already have what's called a death or inheritance tax – with differing rates and thresholds – that aims to claw back some money from rich people ...
South Africa squad for ICC World T20 2016: Faf Du Plessis set to lead charge; injured Dale Steyn in squad
Cricket Country - 2/10/2016 4:27:57 PM
Africa will be skipped by Faf Du Plessis, who in 26 T20I averages only 39.28 with a brilliant strike rate ... death bowling skills. Spinning duties will be shared between Imran Tahir and Aaron Phagiso. South African captain Faf du Plessis said: “The ...
U.S. Infant Mortality Rate Worse Than in 40 Other Countries
International Business Times - 8/31/2011 1:36:34 PM
Babies born in the United States have a higher chance of dying in their first month than babies in much of the developed world ... infant mortality rates by 26 percent, or less than the average drop, the United States now lags behind 40 other countries ...
Drugs, bullets, cars cited in mortality gap
Arkansas Online - 2/10/2016 4:03:29 AM
Fenelon examined what would happen if men around the world ... than in other countries -- by a full year -- erasing about half of the disadvantage that American men face. "The really surprising thing isn't that the U.S. has higher death rates from these ...
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.
Japan and its birth rate: the beginning of the end or just a new beginning?
Japan Times - 2/11/2016 4:16:37 AM
Japan has never made it into the “top 10″ of countries with the lowest total fertility rates ... which suggests that human populations transition from high to low birth and mortality rates as they industrialize and modernize. Once the transition ...
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 ...
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 ...