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
Iraq fighting death toll nears 300
CNN - 6/15/2013 1:26:53 PM
"It is unfortunate that we used to use say these very words about al Qaeda ... In an interview that aired Saturday on the Arabic-language news network Al-Jazeera, recorded before the current fighting broke out, al-Sadr compared al-Maliki ...
SARS-like virus has high mortality rate in Saudi Arabia, specialists say
Washington Post - 6/19/2013 8:45:57 PM
A new virus responsible for an outbreak of respiratory illness in the Middle East may be more deadly than SARS, according to a team of infectious disease specialists who recently investigated a set of cases in Saudi Arabia. Of 23 confirmed cases in April ...
Health gap between countries narrowing - WHO statistics
ghananewsagency.org - 6/16/2013 1:32:51 PM
Accra, June 15, GNA - The world has made dramatic progress in improving ... with just 34 per cent reduction in countries with the highest TB death rates compared to 70 per cent in countries with the lowest rates. Other key trends in this year’s report ...
World Report 2012: Egypt
Human Rights Watch - 6/18/2013 5:45:12 AM
In March voters approved constitutional ... in the November 2010 parliamentary elections, and replacing it with a requirement that each party must nominate at least one female candidate on its list, a formula likely to lead to a sharp drop in the number ...
Death of Structured Notes Signaled by Tax Removal: Brazil Credit
Businessweek - 6/17/2013 2:14:37 PM
saying Brazil was the victim of a “currency war” in which developed nations were trying to devalue their currencies by pumping money into their economies to fuel export-led growth. The tax removal could “severally impact” the credit ...
Leaders push for end to death penalty
capitalfm.co.ke - 6/19/2013 4:35:25 PM
The Congress brought together international experts, campaigners and high-profile figures including Nobel Peace Prize laureates, ex-death row inmates and families of people sentenced to death from over 90 countries. In his message UN chief Ban said that ...
World Bank watching Fed, ready to respond
Reuters - 6/19/2013 11:49:05 AM
And that's a real concern." The Fed holds a policy meeting on Wednesday ... has been a clear and steady voice on what's needed," he said. But he conceded that a world economy awash with money created by central banks, and with Japan now ...
World Bank Keeping Eye on Fed, Ready to Respond
FOXBusiness - 6/19/2013 2:40:53 PM
"If the price of capital starts going up then we are going to have to move to find ways of creating new instruments for making capital available for infrastructure," Kim said. The bank is working on a global infrastructure facility to do that.
India to be world’s most populous country by 2028: UN
The Daily Star - 6/14/2013 9:49:09 PM
That is a faster rate of growth than previously estimated. The population growth will be mainly in developing countries, particularly in Africa, the UN says. The world’s 49 least developed countries are projected to double in size from around 900 million ...
Trader charged in manipulation of Libor rate
Biloxi Sun Herald - 6/18/2013 11:50:16 AM
Regulators in the U.S., Britain, Switzerland and other countries allege some banks submitted fake numbers on purpose to have the LIBOR set at a rate that better suited them. U.S. and British regulators have fined two big British banks and ...
Report: U.S. adult smoking rate dips to 18 percent
Tulsa World - 6/18/2013 11:50:16 AM
The nation's smoking rate generally has been falling for decades ... Smoking is the leading cause of preventable illness and death in the United States. It's responsible for the majority of lung cancer deaths and is a deadly factor in heart ...
Child Marriage Rates Associated With Maternal Mortality
India-West - 6/19/2013 7:48:41 PM
... marriage is defined as the marriage of girls age 17 and younger. Although the practice has generally declined in recent years, it remains relatively common in regions like South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa, where up to 70 percent of females in some ...
Death threats greet Italy's first back minister
The Miami Herald - 6/19/2013 4:21:06 PM
ROME -- Italy's first black Cabinet minister is facing Internet death threats before a visit to a region ... acknowledged "racist episodes" in Italy but declined to brand the country as a whole racist. Kyenge is attending a weekend multicultural ...
US woman who became country's youngest death row inmate at 16 is released from prison
Times Colonist - 6/17/2013 4:16:19 PM
INDIANAPOLIS - A U.S. woman who became the country's youngest death row inmate at age 16, sparking protests, after confessing to her role in the murder of a 78-year-old Bible studies teacher has been released from prison after spending a quarter century ...
China threatens death penalty for serious polluters
Reuters - 6/19/2013 3:02:21 PM
Human rights groups say China executes thousands of people a year, more than all other countries combined. The death penalty is often imposed for corruption and other economic crimes.